Where We Work

  • Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.
  • Australia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore.
  • Bosnia, Greece, Kosovo, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.
  • Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Zimbabwe.
  • Colombia, Peru, Haiti, United States.

COUNTRY: Afghanistan
PROJECT: The Afghanistan Project – Supporting Security, Governance, Economic & Civic Transitions

WHAT:

  • Advised key leaders across government, military and international organizations on their programs
  • Designed and implemented strategy and programs across security, governance, infrastructure and civic engagement
  • Designed and built the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund budget process and Afghanistan Reconstruction Agency

COUNTRY: Nepal
PROJECT: Vision for a New Nepal – Engaging Stakeholders to Form Consensus Around an Institution-Building Agenda

WHAT:

  • Worked with the President, political coalition and citizen stakeholders to build a consensus on a policy agenda
  • Designed in-country programs
  • Provided implementation support

COUNTRY: Pakistan
PROJECT: Citizen Engagement & Economic Growth – Supporting Citizen & Community Networks

WHAT:

  • Working to study, analyze and support large scale community platform present in 30,000 villages
  • Working on power constraints and opportunities
  • Facilitating cross-border and regional relations

COUNTRY: Tajikistan
PROJECT: Measuring State Effectiveness – Piloting ISE’s Sovereignty Index

WHAT:

  • An ISE Center-initiated effort to pilot the Sovereignty Index

COUNTRIES: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & China
PROJECT: Regional Integration for Stability – Building Vision, Consensus & Implementation Platforms for Regional Integration

WHAT:

  • Multi-year initiative to analyze opportunities, and facilitate consensus and implementation platforms for regional integration

COUNTRY: Kosovo
PROJECT: Developing a Strategy for the Future – Analyzing Challenges & Opportunities to Develop National Action Agenda

WHAT:

  • Called in by the “Unity Team” at the time of political crisis, to analyze challenges and opportunities in domestic policy and relations with key stakeholders (i.e., United Nations, European Union)

COUNTRY: Egypt
PROJECT: Measuring State Effectiveness – Analyzing Governance Capabilities, Citizen Participation & Design of Metrics

WHAT:

  • Called in by reformers in the Prime Ministry in 2010 to address the government’s challenges in providing services at the local level
  • Worked on metrics and a potential reform agenda

COUNTRY: Syria
PROJECT: Country Transition – Learning Lessons from other Countries in Transition

WHAT:

  • Analyzed lessons from transitions for Syria’s possible future
  • Provided input for improving governance and support for liberated areas

COUNTRY: Yemen
PROJECT: Citizens, Gender & Constitution-Making – Supporting National Dialogue

WHAT:

  • Analysis of governance and economic challenges (pre-transition)
  • Convened conference and dialogue/support to National Dialogue during political transition

COUNTRY: Burundi
PROJECT: Designing the 2012 Partners Conference & Strategy

WHAT:

  • Designed Burundi’s 2012 Partners’ Conference agenda including priorities for public and private investment
  • Conducted a stakeholder map and balance sheet
  • Created a process for policy dialogue and design implementation roadmap

COUNTRY: Kenya
PROJECT: Building Accountability Systems – Support for Capacity Building

WHAT:

  • Created partnerships and facilitated donor policy
  • Analyzed accountability issues

COUNTRY: Liberia
PROJECT: Reconciliation, Development & International Engagement – Recommendations for State-Building

WHAT:

  • Synthesis of donor, government and independent reports and analyses
  • In-country study of key governance and economic challenges

COUNTRY: Sierra Leone
PROJECT: From Changing Attitudes to Changing Outcomes – Taking Stock & Advancing State-Building

WHAT:

  • Invited by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to conduct stakeholder inquiry, asset mapping and institutional and organizational analysis
  • Identified key assets, possible scenarios describing potential future trajectories of the country and frameworks for state-building, market-building and citizen approaches in the Sierra Leonean context
  • Delivered recommendations for government action to capitalize on strengths and consolidate gains made since the cessation of conflict, and to open pathways to economic development

COUNTRY: Somalia
PROJECT: From Vision to Implementation – Supporting the Open Moment for Institution Building

WHAT:

  • Called in by the new President in 2012 to design a process for transitioning vision and policies to implementation
  • Approached by Somali actors across municipalities, ministries, private sector, academia and civil society for input
  • Pioneered independent assessments of assets and capabilities within private sector

COUNTRY: South Sudan
PROJECT: Priority Decisions for a New Government – Assisting Leadership with the Transition

WHAT:

  • Called in by President-elect Garang and then successor Kiir to advise on a strategy for the new country
  • Facilitated dialogue and stakeholder inquiry
  • Focused on extractive resources, accountability systems, designing and implementing programs across the government, private sector and civil society

COUNTRY: Haiti
PROJECT: Consolidating Peace, Security and Development – Analyzing Opportunities for New Strategy

WHAT:

  • Asked to analyze failures of aid and opportunities for a new agenda in 2008 and 2013
  • Identified systemic challenges in the aid complex and opportunities for a new strategy
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