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Sustainable Economic Development

As a knowledge institute, KIT compiles, analyses and develops new knowledge on sustainable economic development. We conduct front-runner research on rising global issues such as food security, youth employment, value chain development in the agricultural sector, and financial inclusion. 

This enables us to broker grounded and actionable knowledge as advice to public and private sector organisations. It also enables us to bring together different development actors to support collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. Together, this helps to improve the impact of a diversity of economic development activities.

We focus on the intersection of policy and practice in economic development

The combination of our team’s content expertise and process-related skills not only leads to better projects. It also builds competencies in project design, implementation and management.

Our support is tailor-made to the needs and context of our partners and clients. We build on their resources and knowledge, mission and values to ensure that our advice is aligned with existing initiatives, has policy relevance, and is adapted to the local context. Our approach is practical and based on action learning.

We operate at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation, evaluation and impact assessment, capacity building through coaching, and knowledge management.

This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable change processes and identify elements that can make a difference in development programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions.

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