We connect with people and the real world
We bring the highest orders of thinking and theory to our work – but then, we push beyond this to understand the real-world context of the challenge and the change being made. We express needs, opportunities and outcomes in real human terms — the difference that people experience on the ground and in their everyday lives. This strong link to the world beyond the whiteboards inoculates projects against unintended consequences.
We stick with you through the sticky bits
We are relentlessly optimistic in the pursuit of outcomes that matter. The projects we work on can be sensitive, knotty, and wickedly complex. We push through until we’ve come through into simplicity on the other side of complexity, and never let ourselves be satisfied with a simplistic solution that won’t create real impact.
Globally, we are local
We have deep local knowledge and develop deep local relationships to create change that’s connected to its context. Even when we do work in places where we don’t reside, we form strong connections and take the time to understand the community and create change with them, not for them. Our knowledge and experience may be international, but our work is strongly embedded in the country, the community, the organisation.