Areas of Focus

gender & development

•    gender mainstreaming in policy formulation
•    gender analysis by economic sector or country profile
•    preparation of gender action plans for achieving gender mainstreaming and
     gender equality objectives
•    women’s economic empowerment: policies, practices and strategies
•    measurement of gender inequality: indicators and global composite indices

 

gender, trade & infrastructure

•    analysis of gender-differentiated impacts of international trade policies and
      trade facilitation measures
•    appraisal of gender-differentiated needs in infrastructure planning in the
      sub–sectors of transport, energy, ICT, water & sanitation
•    gender assessment of the impacts of transport interventions

 

gender & private sector development

•   gender analysis of the SME sector, or industry sector-specific,  identifying
    particular challenges and obstacles faced by female entrepreneurs
•   identification of instruments, interventions and strategies for adoption by
    government agencies to stimulate the growth of female owned businesses
•   entrepreneurial training & BDS services

Regional Expertise

Pacific Islands

  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea

South East Asia

  • Mekong Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam)
  • Philippines

South Asia

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka

Caribbean

  • All Commonwealth Caribbean countries including Belize and Guyana

Southern Africa

  • Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho

Clients

Asian Development Bank (ADB, Manila)

  • Greater Mekong Subregion Trade Facilitation Program
  • Lao PDR SME sector development
  • Pacific Regional  Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) Review of Gender and Infrastructure in the Pacific

Commonwealth Secretariat (London)

  • Gender analysis of Small Island Index Model
  • Solomon Islands Export Development Program

Forum Islands Secretariat/CFTC (Suva)

  • Intra-regional NTTB

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Canberra)

  • Private Sector Mission to Papua New Guinea

Tools and Niche Services

  • field research – sampling and survey design, interview approaches for stakeholder consultations
  • gender disaggregated statistics – survey data analysis (qualitative and quantitative using the computerized program R), trade statistics
  • copywriting for web content for specialized agencies
  • preparation of case studies for publication
  • editing and translating (French, German, English) of technical texts and policy documents