Our work focuses on investigating development issues and providing solutions. Our expertise lies in social inclusion and equity. Working for gender equality in private sector development is at the heart of our work, but our knowledge and research and development frameworks can be applied to any situation where social inequality needs to be addressed. Increasingly our work includes issues of gender equality and climate change.

Wordle of our work

Some of our recent assignments

2020 – Situational analysis: Market assessment and recommendations about support to women owned small growth businesses in Kenya.

Chere Blair Foundation for Women.

2019 & 2020 – Gender and Climate Change: developing gender assessment frameworks, tools, training material, policy and action plans.

Government of Flanders-South Africa

2019 – Ocean governance: Comprehensive gender analysis, gender targets and policy for the Benguela Current Commission (BCC) (including Action plan and M&E plan on ocean governance).


2019 – Gender and procurement: Strategy and model for women owned enterprises to increase access and benefit to private and public procurement opportunities in South Africa.

UN Women


2019 – Fragile states: Researched a compendium on the promotion rural youth employment in fragile contexts through entrepreneurship, education and vocational training in Afghanistan.

International Training Centre of the ILO

2018-19 – Cooperative development: Needs assessment with a focus on cooperative promotion in the vegetable value chain in Nigeria for the ILO.

ILO – Cooperative unit


2018 – Economic and social study: Entry points for social inclusion and economic change in selected provinces in Mongolia for GIZ.

GIZ – Integrated Mineral Resources Initiative

2017 – Cooperative Development: A rapid assessment on cooperative competitiveness potential for export and import in selected SADC countries for the ILO.

ILO – Cooperative Unit

2017 – Global survey: Research into the situation of women in management and the role of Employers’ Organisations for the ILO.

ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities

2016 – Gender Audit: For the South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH). Resulting in the development of an audit and action plan.


Some recent publications we have been involved in