The Mazi Group

The Mazi Group (Mazi) is a consortium of consultants who draw on their networks to collaborate on select assignments worldwide, with a focus on market systems development and monitoring and results measurement. With experience in over 60 countries, we are a premier resource in market systems development. Our clients include donors, governments, programs, consulting firms, NGOs, INGOs and businesses.

What we do

Our services span the spectrum from advice on country and thematic strategies through to support for improving specific aspects of program implementation. We assist donors and programs in research for design, program design, strategy development, intervention design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptive management. Our services include technical assistance, advice, training, coaching, mentoring, learning facilitation and knowledge management and review. We provide tailored assistance that helps programs to concretely improve their effectiveness. Many assignments turn into long-term relationships as clients seek our advice and support to drive programs forward and increase sustainable and inclusive results.

Each of The Mazi Group members has extensive experience in inclusive market systems development. Our experience covers a wide variety of sectors, including tourism, manufacturing, business services, financial services, vocational education, local economic development, trade facilitation, logistics, housing and agriculture. We also have expertise in cross-cutting issues, particularly women’s economic empowerment. As individuals and as a team, we relish the opportunity to creatively apply market systems development principles to complex markets in different settings, always with the end goal of including and benefiting low-income women and men.

Alexandra Miehlbradt

(Miehlbradt Consulting Ltd)

Aly has worked in private sector development for over 25 years as an implementer, trainer, researcher and consultant. Aly is known for her client-centred technical assistance, backstopping, design, documentation and review services, as well as effective knowledge management, training and facilitation. She has written a variety of widely used publications on PSD and results measurement. Aly opened Miehlbradt Consulting Ltd in 2008 building on 10 previous years of independent consulting. Aly is a leader in the global effort to improve monitoring and results measurement and the effective use of information in PSD. She has helped a wide variety of organisations - both programs and donors - to develop or improve their monitoring and results measurement systems. Aly is also an innovator in improving global capacity in this area, for example by training and mentoring other consultants. Aly maintains several, long-term backstopping arrangements with market development programs in Asia and the Pacific.

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Phitcha Wanitphon

Phitcha has over 25 years of experience in the private sector and PSD. His consulting work builds on a strong foundation of programme implementation and management. Prior to entering consulting, Phitcha was Deputy Director for the GIZ Thai-German Programme for Enterprise Development. Since becoming an independent consultant in 2011, Phitcha has established a reputation as a highly effective technical adviser. Based in Bangkok, he focuses on private sector development and results measurement as a trainer, technical consultant and auditor. Phitcha is a certified auditor for the DCED Standard on Results Measurement and has helped a wide variety of organisations improve their monitoring, better use information in decision making and report more credibly to their stakeholders.

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Nabanita Sen Bekkers

(Opportunities Unlimited B.V.)

Nabanita has been working in private sector development and results measurement for over 15 years. She played a vital role in setting up the results measurement systems in Katalyst Bangladesh, Trademark East Africa, MSME Cambodia, and M4C in Bangladesh, amongst others. In this role, she also provided technical input to designing and implementing interventions that would create systemic and sustainable change. Nabanita is also supporting the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development with its work in results measurement. She has authored several technical papers on implementing the Standard for results measurement and also co-authored the DCED Reader on measuring private sector development in 2012. Nabanita's contributions and fields of interest are in results measurement, pro-poor growth strategies, and combining market-led development with other systemic development approaches.

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Harald has close to 20 years of experience in engaging the private sector for development outcomes, as an academic and as a development professional. Harald graduated from Wageningen University and Research in 1997. After completing a Ph.D. at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research on the role of business development services in India in 2005, he joined the Katalyst Market Systems Development (MSD) program in Bangladesh. In 2008 Harald started his own consultancy business with a focus on strategy and design, management and HRD, and results measurement. In 2011 Harald helped launch the Market Development Facility (MDF) and, as the Team Leader, led its expansion into a unique multi-country Facility, active in five countries in Asia and the Pacific. In 2018 Harald returned to consulting. Harald is interested in harnessing the energy of the private sector and commercial finance to achieve development outcomes in relation to poverty and inclusion, women's economic empowerment, youth employment, nutrition, urbanization and climate change. He enjoys making MSD work in unconventional markets.

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Mujadid (Muja) Mohsin

Sustainable and inclusive private sector interventions are Muja’s specialty and he has worked on the ground with program teams and partners across Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific. A results measurement specialist turned implementer, Muja can quickly visualize opportunities within partnerships, sectors, and countries and he brings his trademark creativity to strategies and solutions for economic growth.

Curious and approachable, we can drop Muja in the middle of ‘anywhere’ and he will ask the right questions, meet the right people and come away with everything needed to develop smart, effective strategies. He will also find and connect with the right partners. Most importantly, he very quickly finds the best local food.

These days Muja calls Fiji home and makes the rest of us jealous as he grows vanilla and enjoys Pacific hospitality on a daily basis. He balances out the love of history books with comics and watching cartoons with Kaiju, Kira, and Cole, his beloved canine friends.

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David Swete Kelly

(RDSM Consulting)

David Swete Kelly provides high quality professional design, monitoring and evaluation services for development programs in Asia and the Pacific that are associated with agricultural market systems in particular, and community and rural development more broadly. David has provided services for bilateral and multi-lateral development agencies for twenty-nine years and worked in agriculture and agribusiness for more than 42 years. He specialises in the design and evaluation of agriculture and agri-business initiatives. This has included the monitoring, review and evaluation of development programs across 33 countries.

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