The themes of Development and Development Cooperation are at the core of our history and our experience. The department works to provide ex-ante and/or ex-post studies of projects and programs as well as technical assistance.
The main areas of interest are:
The crux of the matter in this area is complexity. Within our consulting firm, we utilise scientific knowledge and professional experience to solve real and complex problems. Our approach is interdisicplinary. Through our experience, we have found that dealing with complex, interconnected issues generally necessitates the involvement of diverse disciplines and stakeholders working together to provide a solution to a real, concrete problem affecting human beings: an institution, a government, a community, a region, country, a number of countries. The combination and integration of different areas of theoretical and practical knowledge require a very specific kind of expertise. We liken this expertise to that of an orchestral director, who, in order to produce a beautifully composed piece, must posses the ability to conceptualize the performance as a whole, while simultaneously instructing and leading the different musicians and instruments. He understands both the language of music as well as the different, multi-faceted complexities that make up the whole.
To further clarify the way we see our work as development consultants we may quote some of the rules of our practice: