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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.
The Foundation for Development
We welcome contact from both donors and from the NGO community and we ask that contact first be made by email save in circumstances of urgency. We welcome both donors seeking to make donations to well-meaning causes, and NGO's seeking funding. At the current time our exclusive focus is upon good causes in Ukraine, and we would like to set out the following principles for everyone who contacts us to observe.
1. If you are a donor, please provide full details of your organisation and the source of your funds. Please let us know the laws and jurisdiction under which you operate, and send us a copy of your founding charter and any other legal documentation that sets out the terms on which you can donate funds.
2. If you are an NGO, please provide us with information about your activities and your budget or your budgetary expectations. The more information you provide, the quicker we will be able to evaluate your request for grant assistance.
3. In either case, please summarise your experience to date working in Ukraine, and provide the contact details of key personnel with whom we should liaise.
4. If we think we can work with you to assist the goals within Ukraine that we seek to promote, then we will ask you for further information and send you a copy of our terms and conditions that we will ask you to agree to.
5. The goals in Ukraine that we seek to promote are limited to the following: (a) provision of non-lethal assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces; (b) provision of humanitarian assistance to alleviate humanitarian suffering; (c) reconstruction; (d) public administration reform; (e) exceptional humanitarian missions. We will consider proposals by both donors and recipients of funds that do not fall in the other categories but these are the principal categories within which we seek to operate.
6. We are prepared to work within and respect the parameters of any donor organisation's goals, charter, statutes or legal provisions governing them, and we ask for total transparency on the part of donor organisations as to the parameters within which they operate. We are capable of working within multiple legal and regulatory systems and we have substantial experience in Ukrainian law and access to high quality Ukrainian legal advice.
7. We also require prospective donor recipients to abide by the strictures imposed by donors who may contribute funds to any particular cause, and our own strictures.
8. We emphasise transparency in all the work we undertake. Donor funds are, as a general rule, held on trust for specific purposes and those purposes must be rigidly respected, and proper accounting procedures used, in the expenditure of any particular set of donor funds. Each set of donor funds may be the subject of a different array of rules and regulations governing their use and we will guide NGO's and other recipients in their legal obligations in spending donated money.
Finally, we ask that we receive no unsolicited advertisements for online or other products. We do not welcome unsolicited advertisements and we will disregard them or report them as abuse.
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An initiative of THE PALADINS ORGANISATION
Please note that whereas The Paladins Organisation is a commercial consultancy that undertakes only ethical mandates in the fields of law, intelligence and security, the Foundation for Development is not a commercial organisation and instead works with donor funds and the not-for-profit sector. Therefore the legal and regulatory environment for the work of each is quite different and we ask those approaching us to respect that difference in deciding which organisation to contact.