OUR APPROACH

This picture comes from an article in the NY Times (Sept 2017) that talks about how affordable food from Nestle and similar multinationals has helped to fight hunger, but also contributed to creating an obesity epidemic worldwide. The story shows how multi-facetted and interconnected the challenges of Sustainable Development actually are (e.g. health, education, agriculture, corporate growth). [Click on picture for accessing the article.]

This picture comes from an article in the NY Times (Sept 2017) that talks about how affordable food from Nestle and similar multinationals has helped to fight hunger, but also contributed to creating an obesity epidemic worldwide. The story shows how multi-facetted and interconnected the challenges of Sustainable Development actually are (e.g. health, education, agriculture, corporate growth). [Click on picture for accessing the article.]

We believe that, to generate sustainable solutions, "impact" has to be defined and assessed in more systemic terms and more engaging ways. This means taking into account the interconnectedness of the problems and the complexity of relationships, as well as creating excitement and commitment. 

We are convinced that the main reason why many investments fail to make a real contribution to Sustainable Development, is because they fail to see the system and meaningfully engage all those who have a direct or indirect say or stake. 

We assist our clients and their partners (private and public) in designing, assessing and communicating impact in ways that support Sustainable Development, through the smart use of mixed (quantitative and qualitative) and participatory methods, processes and tools most suitable for complex environments.

We co-design and tailor these methods, processes and tools to fit the specific contexts, needs and capacities of our clients and their partners and other stakeholders involved. 

Our approach is essentially


☐ Systemic
: Interventions are often part of a complex “causal package”. We help our clients and their partners to see and understand the system: how interventions combine and interact with the environment. 

☐ Participatory: We are also committed to an inclusive, collaborative and engaging process to build ownership of the problem and alignment around the prioritisation of responses, drawing on a workable Theory of Change. 

☐ Rigorous: We are committed to perform “quality of thought” in designing and using our methods and processes, in order to produce evidence that is robust and credible. Our premise is that decisions based on single truth claims will not result in sustainable change.

How is it different?

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