Private Sector Development

We specialize in pro-poor market systems development approaches including 'Making Markets Work for the Poor' and 'Value Chain Development.' We also have experience in financial inclusion, trade, business enabling environment, public/private partnerships, SME development and technical and vocational training. Within PSD, some of our areas of technical expertise are:

Australian DFAT funded Market Development Facility in Fiji implemented by Cardno

  • Agriculture and Rural Development: Many of our assignments focus on rural areas. Thus we have developed particular expertise in working in agricultural sectors and in the rural development context.

  • Urban Development: We have undertaken several assignments focused on urban areas as well as covered urban focused sectors within broader programs.

  • Strategy Development: A number of our assignments have focused on helping organizations develop program strategies. This includes during the design phase as well as on-going assistance in strategic decision making throughout a program.

  • Market Assessment: We have many years of experience in market assessment as a tool for designing and informing programs. Market assessment includes economic sectors, such as agricultural crops or specific industries, as well as business services.

  • Women's Economic Empowerment: Over the last several years, we have been developing expertise in increasing women's economic empowerment through PSD programs. This involves effectively integrating a gender lens throughout program management and implementation systems so that programs consistently and practically promote women's economic empowerment through interventions.

USAID funded SEEP Practitioner Learning Program; Triple Trust Organization South Africa

Monitoring and Results Management

We have expertise in monitoring and results measurement, particularly in the development, implementation and improvement of internal monitoring and results measurement systems. Our expertise goes beyond systems to gather and analyze data to include integrating monitoring with program management so that programs can make evidence based decisions to improve effectiveness. All of us have been involved in the development and growth of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development Standard on Results Measurement, and are certified DCED auditors. We also have experience in external review and evaluation with a focus on identifying lessons learned and enabling clients to improve their programming.