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
      • Armenia: Justice Monitoring
      • Armenia: Assistance to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development in Reviewing the Training System for Municipal Staff
      • 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
      • Commonwealth countries: Independent Review of the Commonwealth Youth Programme
      • Cuba: Workshop on Doing Business Successfully
      • Georgia: Training and Support for Implementation of the Law on the Civil Service
      • Georgia: Introducing a Human Resources Management System in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara
      • Kosovo: Framework Contract for Capacity Development in the Field of Policy Development and Co-ordination
      • Kosovo: Support to the Kosovo Statistics Agency
      • Kosovo: Scoping future support for the Kosovo Competition Authority and State Aid Department
      • Lesotho: Formulating a National Human Resources/Manpower Development Policy for the Ministry of Development Planning
      • Macedonia: Public Administration Reform and E-Government for the Ministry of Information Society and Administration
      • Moldova: Improving the Administration of Public Assets in State Owned Enterprises
      • Moldova: Public Awareness Campaign on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Moldova and the EU
      • Serbia: Communication and Awareness-Raising Campaign for the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government
      • Serbia: Developing a Methodology for Analysing Changes in Trade Regimes
      • South Sudan: Mid-Term Review of the Local Governance and Service Delivery Project
      • DFID / FCO / MOD / PWC: Conflict Stability and Security Fund (Lot A and B)
      • 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
      • Ukraine: Support to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Improving Public Procurement


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

Project references

Kosovo 2016 – 2020

Four-year framework contract to build capacity in policy development for the Office of the Prime Minister, in particular its General Co-ordination Secretariat, Legal Office, Strategic Planning Office and Public Communications Office, as well as in line Ministries.  Implemented in partnership with Europartners Development (Albania) and Humelica (Belgium).  Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency

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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