FSG partners with our clients and funders to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to improve the lives of the world’s poor. We advise foundations, corporations, NGOs, and public sector organizations, individually and collectively, on strategies to address a range of development issues. We also develop innovative, market-based solutions to address social problems by combining targeted analytics with deep industry facilitation to foster development of inclusive markets.
Drawing from our team’s on-the-ground experience in more than 50 developing countries, our work incorporates FSG’s concepts of catalytic philanthropy, shared value, inclusive markets, and collective impact to advance sustainable change at scale in the following areas.
Value chain sustainability, farm-level production systems, smallholder livelihoods, and certification systems across a range of production systems including cocoa, vanilla, rice, palm oil, peanuts, dairy, fisheries, and forestry.
Private sector development strategies, small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development, entrepreneurship, impact investing, and inclusive markets.
Microfinance, microcredit, impact investing, SME financing, mobile banking, and rural agricultural finance.
Early childhood education, youth learning, workforce development, and entrepreneurship education.
Private sector talent development, market-driven training, universities and training centers, and regional workforce collaboratives.
Female empowerment, social norms, health, education, and workforce development.
Digital literacy, access to information and communications technology (ICT), education technology, and entrepreneurship development.
Low-income housing market and value chain analysis, ecosystem development, industry facilitation, and human-centered design.
Toilet market and value chain analysis, customer demand drivers and segmentation, financing needs, and ecosystem assessment.
How We Work
Our global development services range from targeted efforts that address specific questions to in-depth, multi-year engagements that accompany clients and funders from early stage vision through the implementation of major initiatives.
- Customized consulting: Providing strategy, business planning, landscaping and benchmarking analysis, customer needs assessments, and implementation support to individual clients and multi-actor initiatives.
- Impact-focused evaluation: Designing evaluation systems and conducting evaluations to demonstrate impact and improve decision making and performance.
- Industry facilitation and coalition development: Fostering ecosystem development, structured collaborations, cross-sector initiatives, and market-based approaches focused on addressing complex, dynamic systems change.
- Cutting edge research: Developing and disseminating fresh insights, knowledge briefs, and practical tools to improve sector effectiveness.