Our consultancy services

We offer a comprehensive range of consultancy services, particularly for governments and related organisations implementing programmes of reform, democratisation and poverty reduction.  We advise central, regional and local government, as well as parliaments, civil society organisations, the media and public-private partnerships.

Our consultants and associates are highly professional practitioners and academics who have expertise in a wide range of areas and international experience in designing and implementing consultancy projects and programmes.

We are familiar with all stages of the consultancy process – preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation – and with techniques for bringing best practice to our clients.  We are very flexible and can manage large scale and long-term projects as well as short-term assignments.  Our consultants have a wealth of experience of working with international agencies and development partners. Our ongoing and recently completed consultancy projects are:

  • Africa: Support for Capacity Development of the African Union Commission and other African Union Organs Project
  • Africa: Re-Engineering the Recruitment and Selection Process for the African Union Commission
  • Armenia: Justice Monitoring
  • Armenia: Developing a Methodology and Training on Job Evaluation for the Civil Service Council
  • Armenia: Strengthening Training Capacity for the School of Advocates
  • Armenia: Training of Trainers and Developing Training Modules on Policy Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Management
  • Belarus:Visibility and Communication Support for EU-Funded Assistance
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Support to the EU integration process in the Federation
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Support to the implementation of Quality Management Standards (QMS) for state-level institutions of BiH
  • Caribbean region: Technical Assistance to the OECS Network of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education
  • Commonwealth countries: Independent Review of the Commonwealth Youth Programme
  • Commonwealth countries: End-Term Review of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality
  • Cuba: Workshop on Estimation of Potential Revenue Collection
  • Eastern Partnership Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine): Developing a Strategy of Support to the National Platforms for the Civil Society Forum
  • Georgia: Functional Reviews and Change Management for the Centre for Effective Governance System and Territorial Arrangement Reform
  • Georgia: Performance Management in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Kosovo: Framework Contract for Capacity Development in the Field of Policy Development and
  • Co-ordination
  • Kosovo: Support to Policy and Strategic Planning
  • Mauritius: Training Needs Assessment and Development of a Training Plan as part of the Action Plan for the Tertiary Education Strategic Plan 2013-2015
  • Montenegro: Leadership Skills for EU Negotiations
  • Montserrat: Public Sector Reform Programme
  • Serbia: Good Governance Through Citizens-oriented Administration
  • Serbia: Support to Prepare the Serbian Business Sector for the Changing Trade Regime
  • South Sudan: Mid-Term Review of the Local Governance and Service Delivery Project
  • Tajikistan: Health Management Information Systems Project Review
  • West Bank and Gaza: Identification and Formulation of EU-funded Social Protection Projects
  • DFID / FCO / MOD / PWC: Conflict Stability and Security Fund (Lot A and B)
  • DFID Framework Agreement – Fragile and Conflicted Affected States (FCAS)
  • DFID Framework Agreement – Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA)
  • DFID Framework Agreement – Governance and Security (GS)
  • EC Framework Agreement – BENF 2009 on Education, Culture, Social and Employment (Lot 9)
  • European Parliament Framework Agreement – Multiple Framework-Service Contract for the provision of external expertise to the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in third countries (Lot 3)
  • SIDA Framework Agreement on Framework Agreement on Democratic Governance and Human Rights

Please view our project references to see details of our past and ongoing consultancy projects.

Project references

Kosovo 2014 – 2016

Support to Kosovo’s Policy and Strategic Planning.  Advice provided to the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of European Integration on improving the quality of public policies and to contribute to effective Government decision-making that integrates Kosovo’s development goals with the European integration agenda.  In partnership with CPM (Latvia), WYG International (UK), EuroPartners Development (Albania) and Sustainable Strategy and Development Consulting (Kosovo). Funded by the EC.

Georgia 2017 – 2018

Methodological and training support to the Government of Georgia in the implementation of the Law on Civil Service. Services included development of the change readiness assessment, drafting change management plan, training civil servants in change management and providing the on-demand coaching. Implemented in partnership with GEC Development Corporation, Georgia. Funded by UNDP.

Armenia 2016 –  2017

EC-financed “Justice Monitoring” project to strengthen capacity of the justice sector institutions in the Republic of Armenia in formulating and implementing evidence-based policy. The project is being implemented in a consortium with ELL Partnership and the Centre for European Constitutional Law.

Where we have worked…

PAI's Geographical Experience

Clients include…

Asian Development Bank
The British Council
The Canadian Parliamentary Project
The Commonwealth Secretariat
The European Commission

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