Expertise

We know what it takes to run a successful public-policy based institutions. Our core competency is institutional development, including strategic planning, evaluation, policy formulation and programming, product innovation, governance systems and risk management.

We have extensive practical experience in applying relevant international best practices to tailor solutions to the unique national and regional circumstances of the client, taking into account the position of all stakeholders operating in the market.

From highly developed to least developed economies, we have undertaken numerous institutional and program evaluations and strategic reviews that inform policy formulation and effective programming within these institutions and enhance their governance and risk management structures and systems.

We conduct benchmarking exercises to assess performance against peer institutions, applying our Health Diagnostic Tool© to measure overall institutional health.

Our firm also provides expertise to define and assess market gaps in the area of access to finance or risk capital. For the client, this can be quite challenging as market gaps may be widespread or very specific to a customer, or a sector or a country, requiring a very different approach. We utilize proprietary analytical frameworks to effectively map out the market of interest and subsequently develop catalytic products and programs or design funds and facilities that address the issues identified.

Our expertise and in-depth knowledge is highlighted by the following:


  • Institutional development related to structure, governance, risk management, performance and other areas to optimize development mandate. We also benchmark performance against peer institutions

  • Product development and program design, implementation and evaluation informed by our unique knowledge of international “best practices” in development bank operations

  • Analytical work on market conditions to inform policy formulation

  • We also provide tailored support to institutions in the form of Experts-on-call who provide confidential technical services for CEOs and senior leaders on a short-term basis

We are recognized experts of the following types of organizations:

Public Sector Private Sector
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Export-Import Banks
  • National Development Banks
  • Multilateral or Regional Development Banks
  • Government Ministries: Trade, Industry, Finance, Development
  • Development Aid Agencies
  • Mortgage Authorities
  • Commercial Banks
  • Non-bank Financial Institutions
  • Credit Insurers
  • Political Risk Insurers
  • Re-insurers
  • Specialist Brokers
  • Multinationals & Project Companies
  • Private Equity Fund Managers
  • Legal & Accounting Firms

We advise on:

Institutional Development Governance and Advisory Services
  • Strategic Planning
    • Development of a Strategic Plan
    • Performance Measurement System / Balanced Scorecard
  • Program and product development
    • Product Development
      • Credit and political risk insurance
      • Export and Project Finance
      • Trade Finance
      • “Green/Climate” Finance
      • Bonding
      • Private Equity
      • SME Finance
      • MSME Value chain
      • Microfinance
      • Public/private partnerships
    • Program structuring
    • Pricing
  • Process review and development
    • Efficiency review and process re-engineering
    • Key corporate process development
  • Risk Management
    • Credit, operational, market risks
    • Portfolio Management
  • Stakeholder Relations
    • Surveys of stakeholders
    • Stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Training
  • Status and mandate review
  • Advice on role and performance of institutions and Benchmarking
  • Advice on establishment of institutions
  • Shareholder structure and capitalization strategy
  • Advice on privatization of commercially viable businesses
  • International agreements
  • Program Evaluation
    • Input-Output-Impact Measurement
    • Stakeholder assessment
    • Financial sustainability
    • Intervention logic
Research
  • International best practices
  • Peer analysis
  • Market trends
  • Information

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