Services

NCG partners, staff and external consultants have a thorough understanding of, and extensive knowledge in, multi-faceted development processes at organizational and contextual level.

We have the in-house capacity to react quickly and with flexibility to the shifting needs of our clients, key for the NCG team in all assignments is to ensure ownership of the processes lies and remains with our clients.

Advisory services

Advisory services are offered within a range of sectors and areas, but with main focus upon gender, environment, finance and infrastructure. The NCG team and close external associated partners offers advisory services and coaching of our client in different forms:

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.

Monitoring

NCG undertakes review and monitoring of ongoing projects and programmes for project management and accountability purposes. This work includes keeping a track of the clients needs related to their investments, progress of activities against what results the project/investment is expected to produce. Reporting and recommendations on project adjustments based on findings.

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.

Implementation

Implementation of projects often entail practical preparations such as recruitment of staff, organisation of teams, logistics and stakeholders involvement (as needed). Setting up monitoring and financial systems; quality assurance systems; preparation of external audits and evaluations and baseline studies.

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.

Training

NCG provides trainings on a needs basis for our clients in:

  • Gender equality, analysis and mainstreaming
  • Equal opportunities (promotion, recruitment and retention)
  • Governance and anti-corruption
  • Results-Based Management
  • CSR (risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, social risk assessments, reporting)
  • Theory and practice of human rights
  • Capacity building and organisational learning, including organisational democracy, transparency and representation

 

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.

Evaluations

NCG conducts many external and partly external evaluations of development cooperation programs and projects. The scope is often similar to the OECD/DAC established evaluation framework, covering relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. Evaluation may be strategic ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post, summative, normative and real-time evaluations. Assessment of effectiveness is often done through analysis of outputs, outcomes and impact against objectives, and formulating learnings and recommendations. NCG consultants uses evaluation methodologies such as outcome mapping, its relative outcome harvesting and story telling.

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.

Studies and Research

NCG team undertakes studies and research as requested by clients, but also on own initiative (e.g. on gender and CSR and equal opportunities as a business model).

This includes undertaking feasibility studies, coach project and program formulation, undertake appraisals and monitoring, and undertake evaluation.

We coach in management methods and in the adaptation of market oriented solutions to operational activities (e.g. the use of private sector operators, equal opportunity solutions), stakeholder participation methodologies, funding arrangements, and financial management systems and routines.