Governance CA Page

Effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions are vital in ensuring the rights of citizens and their access to services as well as a good, enabling environment for doing business. Our expertise covers the scale of governance related issues in conflict and post-conflict areas, and in low, middle-income as well as high-income countries. Paradigms within the governance area shift over time and NCG actively takes part in contributing to knowledge generation and sharing.

NCG strongly emphasises the importance of getting the analysis right, including understanding the local interests and political dynamics in a country. Our partners and consultants have the required in-depth country knowledge and hands-on experience to offer tailored services to projects and programmes in numerous countries. Our main areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Situational analysis (political economy and political settlement analysis)
  • Formulations, appraisals, reviews, evaluations of governance programmes (financial, democratic governance, decentralisation, citizens and civil society inclusion and participation mechanisms)
  • Anti-corruption, post-conflict stabilisation and recovery, peace and state building, and access to justice mechanisms
  • Organisational and institutional analysis
  • Corruption risks and due diligence assessments
  • Development of governance indicators and diagnostics frameworks
  • Monitoring of governance programmes, capacity development including training, on the job mentoring, courses, and e-learning
  • Facilitation of partnerships (South-South and North-South institutional collaboration e.g. between Parliaments, political parties, judiciaries, and Ombudsman, national human rights and equality institutions)
  • Governance studies (e.g. gender and corruption, governance in fragile states, national integrity studies, and mainstreaming governance)

 

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Health Education CA Page

Universal and equal access to quality education and health services is a crucial element in reducing inequalities within and among countries. Health and education are key underlying factors in ending poverty and hunger, as well as in promoting social development and economic growth.

We provide a range of consultancy services in furthering social development, especially in the areas of public health, education, and vocational training. Our main areas of expertise include:

  • The global health agenda
  • Strengthening health systems
  • Health interventions in emergency contexts
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV/AIDS interventions
  • Primary and secondary education (programme formulation, evaluations, impact assessments)
  • Tertiary education (research networks, collaboration, concept development)
  • Vocational education (analysis, evaluation, involvement of social partners)

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Sustainable Business CA Page

At the centre of sustainable business lie the building of resilient infrastructures, investing in inclusive and sustainable innovation and businesses, andresponsible business conduct to ensure full and productive employment and decent work for all. Nine of ten jobs are created in the private sector and each new job lifts five people out of poverty.

Drawing on our in-house expertise and that of our network of collaborating partners, we have the technical know-how and sector-specific expertise to address sustanable business areas individually, as well as providing the crucial inter-linkage between sectors. Our consultancy services to further sustainable business development, and as such, economic growth, include amongst others:

  • Analysis and formulation of policy, legislation and regulation to promote inclusive employment, job creation and decent work
  • Analysis of labour markets and promotion of social dialogue
  • Public financial management and associated reform measures
  • Business and private sector development, including small and medium size enterprise (SME) development, and access to finance
  • Planning, formulation and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and initiatives. This includes compliance on CSR (UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights) and strategic CSR initiatives
  • Strengthening and development of supporting and ‘enabling’ sectors such as transport, water and energy
  • National and local level planning and formulation of programmes to strengthen and develop agribusiness, forestry and fisheries sectors for improved livelihoods, diversification and added value

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Human Rights CA Page

Peaceful societies promoting the rule of law and providing social protection, equality and access to justice for all, are fundamental to sustainable development.

In conflict areas in particular, there is a persistent need for social protection programmes addressing the rights of vulnerable groups and populations. As gender equality is progressing, the further empowerment of women and girls will play an increasingly crucial role in developing the economic growth of nations.

The equal entitlement to human rights, without discrimination, is a crosscutting issue, as well as a core area, of our operations. Several of our partners come from international law and human rights backgrounds and provide, in combination with our network of external consultants, an extensive platform of experience across the full scope of the human rights based approach (HRBA) to development. Among the services we provide to advance human rights and equality as a whole are:

  • Human rights based approach (HRBA) assessment, analysis, implementation and evaluation
  • Application of international mechanisms of human rights and international humanitarian law at the international and regional levels
  • Human rights implementation, monitoring and reporting in post-conflict and transitional settings
  • Legal systems development, strengthening and administration, and the promotion of rule of law and access to justice
  • National strategy and action planning, and state reporting mechanisms
  • Social protection mechanisms of disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups and populations
  • Gender equality and parity analysis, and implementation of mainstreaming mechanisms
  • Provision of equal rights and opportunities mechanisms, including income equality and parity in access to services
  • Protection mechanisms against forced labour, violence, abuse and exploration

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Urban Rural CA Page

While around three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas, urban poverty is on the rise due to accelerated urbanisation. The majority of developing nations’ populations experience great inequalities between rural and urban populations, in particular with regards to access to quality and affordable education and health services, to clean water and sustainable energy, and to livelihoods and food security.

Our partners and consultants have the hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge and expertise to offer a wide range of tailored urban and rural development services in areas that include:

  • Urban-rural linkages
  • Local government and decentralisation
  • Strengthening capacity of public and private organisations at national, provincial and district levels, and supporting governments in creating enabling business environments for investments
  • Capacity analysis and institutional support to local governments, communities, business organisations and extension services
  • Citizens’ engagement, social accountability, and stakeholder analysis and involvement
  • Land and natural resource management
  • Poverty reduction, food security, food systems and livelihood analysis
  • Development of small-scale agriculture, pastoralism, forestry and fisheries activities for improved livelihoods, diversification and added value
  • Support to small and medium sized enterprises
  • Employment and job creation and income generating activities (IGAs)
  • Value chain analysis on input suppliers, farmers, intermediaries, processors, wholesalers and retailers
  • Access to micro-finance, including village savings and loans associations (VSLAs)
  • Strengthening and development of infrastructure, such as transport, water supply and sanitation, storm water drainage, solid waste management, and electrification

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