Through our consulting services, we guide clients looking to introduce innovative products and technologies in developing regions. Serving aid agencies, corporate social responsibility groups, and the public sector, we can help you identify, evaluate and implement innovative solutions to improve the lives of consumers and beneficiaries in underserved communities around the world.
Our multidisciplinary team draws from backgrounds in international development, entrepreneurship, and "big-four" management consulting to align your organizational needs with effective development programs. Working closely with our partners at MIT, we use evidence-based methodologies to ensure programs are demand driven, culturally appropriate and financially sustainable.
Whether you are looking for support in designing and implementing customized development projects, or building your team’s capacity to innovate, we can drive your last-mile impact through the following services:
Needs Assessments & Market Research
Identifying solutions that are culturally appropriate, logistically feasible, and financially viable requires a deep understanding of the markets you're looking to enter. Our human-centered approach to needs assessments includes:
- Qualitative and quantitative surveying of target beneficiaries
- Key informant interviews with sector experts across industry, academia and the public sector
- Stakeholder mapping, supply chain mapping and geographic and socioeconomic contextual analysis
Comparative Product & Technology Evaluation
With so many global development innovations and products on the market, how do you choose the right one for your particular context? Through our partnership with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE), we conduct comparative evaluations to determine which solutions are most likely to succeed in a specific context.
Distribution & Business Modeling
Successful implementation and distribution of products and technologies in last-mile communities face many obstacles including: low purchasing power, high risk aversion and widely dispersed consumer bases. We work closely with key stakeholders to create demand generation strategies and distribution models that respond to the needs and aspirations of consumers and beneficiaries.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Reporting
Effective monitoring and evaluation is critical for continuous improvement and optimization. We incorporate monitoring and evaluation protocols throughout the program design process, in order to develop outcome-oriented indicators to assess impact and help clients, partners, and colleagues learn and iterate.
For more information on how to participate, contact Brennan Lake, Co-Director, at [email protected]