We provide support on matters of economic policy and international development.
Our Economic Policy and International Development Division offers consulting services on economic policy matters and provides tailored services for international development institutions (see below). Our core team consists of Caroline Beetz Fenske, PhD, an economist and economics writer/certified editor. Formerly, Caroline worked as a country economist and researcher with the Inter-American Development Bank; Tracy Betts, Partner for the International Development and Policymaking Division, who held numerous senior positions at the IDB; and Mandeep Bains, who worked in high profile jobs with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Both Tracy and Mandeep have extensive experience working on joint multilateral development bank initiatives.
General Economic Policy Consulting
We offer economic policy consulting services for the purpose of supporting and advancing economic conditions in both developed and developing economies. In this role, we advise individuals, businesses, international agencies, and governments on strategies and policies to solve economic problems. This includes macroeconomic, financial, and sector-level policies and analyses.
Consulting Services for International Development Institutions
We provide international institutions support in the following areas:
Writing executive-level documents: We successfully compile inputs from development professionals and organizations with various expertise into single concise, executive-level documents. These documents reflect strategic priorities of the institution(s) with the appropriate nuances in the language for target audiences, for example, shareholders, senior management teams, and the general public. A quick turn-around-time is available.
Development editing: We work with economists and sector specialists to strengthen the message of their reports/evaluations, identify ways to enhance data reporting and presentation, and improve document structure, tone, flow, and design.
Document revisions: Revisions can be made to existing documents in one or more of the following ways: improve writing; refine content; check/revise tables and charts; fine tune a translated document; editing; proofing so that the document is “publication ready.”
Research and data analysis: We conduct research, data collection, and data analysis in such areas as sustainable infrastructure, labor markets, education and health, transportation, international trade, macroeconomics, public finance, and governance.
Project evaluation: We can prepare new evaluations of development projects or development edit existing draft evaluations to enhance overall presentability and effectiveness. Our expertise is in the areas of sustainable infrastructure, labor markets, education. health, transportation, international trade, macroeconomics, public finance, and governance.