Projects

Below are some of the projects we have been involved with over the past five years:

Botswana
South African Development Community
Develop the Regional Short Term Strategy
Develop a strategy formulation and operational planning alignment system
Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation system.

South Africa – National
Industrial Development Corporation
Evaluation of IDC Regional Development Agencies and writing of case studies.

South Africa – Western Cape
George Municipality

Develop a strategy for economic growth and socio-economic transformation of a high potential but lagging District Municipality.

West Coast Competitiveness Improvement Project 

Contracted to implement three Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) processes in three local municipalities within the West Coast district – Swartland, Cederberg and Bergrivier local municipalities. Objectives of the process are to identify the competitive advantages of identified sectors or locations and package quick win projects to develop economic opportunities.

Saldanha Bay Municipality

Implementation of Genesis process with the final output being a medium term Local Economic Development strategy for the Saldanha Bay municipality. Process included identification and engagement with key strategic thinkers in the private sector and the development of the strategy was strongly participatory and locally owned.

Bergrivier Municipality

Facilitated a Social Development workshop with local stakeholders in the Piketberg area to identify social challenges facing the town and identify ways in which to address these challenges and improve the quality of life for its citizens. Information will be used to develop the Bergrivier 2030 Social Development Plan.

EU & Dept. of Co- operative Governance & Traditional Affairs

Develop integrated policy proposals on rural industrialisation, economic zones, tax breaks and incentives to attract investments for the economic sustainability and viability of rural municipalities in South Africa.

Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
GIZ
Training of economic stakeholders on LED concepts, participatory process and tools and sector / value chains development.

Mpumalanga Province
SEGA II / USAID) AbT Associates
SMME development strategy and approach to enable enterprise development and improve linkages between SMME’s and Government and Industry.

KwaZulu- Natal South Africa
Okhahlamba Municipality & Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Design process and support the establishment of a regional development agency, small town transformation and sector development.

Germany
Mesopartner Summer Academy
Co-Trainer of international training event for economic development practitioners from 15 countries and 4 continents. The focus was on development strategy, value chains and advanced tool design.

Gauteng, South Africa
Industrial Development Corporation
Design and co-facilitate of a national multi-stakeholder workshop to identify areas for improved economic collaboration.

Vietnam Hanoi,
Mesopartner
Co-facilitate training of Asian and International participants on the design and application of local economic development and strategy tools and methodologies.

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