GGI has an established reputation as a source of expertise in international development consulting services. This recognition has been earned through a practical approach which links development theory and practice through the rigorous application of analytical and research tools. GGI is known for its capacity to merge an organizational commitment to the ultimate objectives of development cooperation with a professional approach to meeting the management needs of bilateral and multilateral development agencies.

In particular, GGI has developed an approach to international development consulting which recognizes the capacities and constraints of international and national institutions as they encounter problems of development. This institutional dimension includes public and private sector organizations and organizations representing civil society.

Through its field-experienced staff and its established relationships with associates in Canada and abroad, GGI is able to ensure that internationally accepted standards of consulting practice are maintained in all our work. GGI associates in developing countries also ensure that consulting services are fully informed by the local context.

At GGI, international development consulting services are available for a broad range of critical functions, including:

  • Development and Planning of Evaluation and Results Monitoring Systems
  • Program, Project and Institutional Evaluations
  • Policy Reform and Policy Development Studies
  • Best Practices Reviews
  • Training

GGI’s multi-disciplinary team of international development experts includes staff and associates with experience in most sectors of policy and operations, especially including:

  • International Humanitarian Assistance (Including Post-Conflict Reconstruction)
  • Multilateral Development Cooperation (UN and World Bank)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Food Aid and Food Security (Including Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries)
  • Capacity Building and Institutional Development
  • Gender Equality
  • Trade Relations and Industrial Development

GGI has completed consulting projects in international development for:

  • The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
  • Danish International Development Assistance (Danida)
  • The World Bank
  • The World Food Program (WFP)
  • The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
  • The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD