our consultancy services
PAI offers a comprehensive range of consultancy services, particularly for governments and related organisations undertaking programmes of reform, democratisation and poverty reduction. This embraces central, regional and local government, as well as relations between the public sector and civil society organisations.
Our consultants and associates are highly professional practitioners and academics offering a wide range of expertise and international experience in designing and implementing consultancy projects and programmes.
We are familiar with all stages of the consultancy process – preparation, design, implementation and evaluation – and the relevant methodologies for bringing best practice to clients. We manage large scale and long-term projects as well as short-term assignments. Our consultants also have substantial experience of working with international agencies, both bilateral and multilateral.
For detailed information about our past and ongoing consultancy projects please view our project references.
Our approach is to develop co-operation and collaboration with counterpart organisations, and to develop their sense of ownership of the outcomes. PAI consultancy teams focus on local needs and priorities and ensure that they are aware of the political and cultural environment in which projects take place. Our methods are participative throughout. Project design also takes into account the importance of strengthening capacity within counterpart organisations to ensure that skills are transferred and new developments are sustainable.
We work closely with key policy makers and managers within the framework of national policies. In many cases, we work with Government steering committees, which provide guidance and co-ordination at the policy level. Effective liaison with other projects and donor organisations forms an important part of our approach.
In resourcing projects we can draw on a variety of UK and international expertise. PAI Directors and Advisory Group Members all have substantial experience of consultancy and training. Our Associates include full-time international consultants in public administration, specialists in particular fields of public sector management and UK public servants with an interest in international development programmes.
In addition to our commitment to designing programmes to meet local needs and sensitivities, we are able to field multinational teams with relevant specialist skills and, in many cases, with expertise in the specific region or country concerned. We also have extensive experience of organising tailor-made study programmes, workshops and seminars, which are often important elements within projects.
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