For a productive future
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WORKING WITH CONTEMPORARY ECONOMICS TO IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES
It is imperative to review the current economic and development models of donor aid. Donors rightly demand ever-increasing value for money, and the market is properly competitive.
We provide project management and management consulting services to the development industry and its government partners. We are retained by clients, whether they be governments, international organisations, donors or aid recipients, to advise upon the efficient management of development programmes, restructuring where that is necessary, assessment of funding priorities, evaluating value for money and assessing economic growth using robust econometric methods.
The traditional tripartite division of development economics into land, resources and peopl should not be used to constrain us. Opportunities and challenges alike arise in the most varied of environments. If you wish to work with us as a partner and technical participant, rest assured that the potential is unlimited, and our styles of cooperative working are to everybody's liking. We're all really on the same side.
Conventional models of development science may work in conjunction with modern development economics to achieve the best economic, political and social results for the societies to which development funds are disbursed. At the same time the goals, principles and interests of donor countries and the international organisations through which donors may choose to direct multilateral aid will be respected and pursued. That is the spirit with which we work.
Our work is exhaustively analytical in nature. We believe that achieving results in a difficult area of economic science requires rigorous study of measurable outcomes, and engaging in comparisons of different goals often required as incommensurables. We focus upon issues of inequality using established statistical methods.
We address pollution and environmental damage consequences of development policities by reference to the model that economists call "externalities", and on the principle that the costs of externalities must be internalised to the development programmes being undertaken. In this way we achieve sustainable development by balancing different goals empirically, not by having different branches of development science fight one with the other.
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