The Development Practice LLC is a consulting and advisory firm that was founded on the premise of putting good ideas into practice in order to create positive impact in our partner communities. We do this by drawing on a global network of practitioners who work across sectors and contexts and who have a deep understanding of the stakeholders we work with. As practitioners we have an inherent focus on implementation, applied research, and achieving tangible outcomes for our clients and partners.
We think that development projects need to be holistic, adaptable, and relevant to what works in practice for different communities. Our work is guided by a network of practitioners who (i) understand development from a holistic perspective; (ii) are culturally responsive to the communities we work with and; (iii) create practice-oriented solutions for our clients. Our Practice is grounded in these principles.
We do not shy away from complexity and believe that the strongest programs and organizations are those that consider a problems and solutions from all angles. We work with Practitioners who not only have deep knowledge of their own organizations and sectors- but who also understand how other stakeholders and initiatives can affect their outcomes.
Key words: Cross-sectoral; Interdisciplinary; Multi-stakeholder; Network approach
We believe that real results can only be achieved through building real relationships with partners. All assumptions about what could work need to be validated with communities themselves and we expect our understanding of global challenges to evolve as we learn what is important in different contexts and to different partners.
Key words: Community-led; Collaborative; Context appropriate; Continual feedback
We like to nerd out on data analysis, research, and theory, but at the end of the day we know that knowledge is only as good as the action it translates into. We believe in designing projects and systems based on the best evidence available and which build in monitoring and learning in a way that keeps the focus on impactful implementation.
Key words: Action research; Evidence based; Agile; Lean analysis