Putting our knowledge and skills into practice is our core advantage in undertaking innovation and economic development projects in developing countries. We ensure to utilize the best tools and resources in providing complete and top-notch project management and implementation services. We pride ourselves on our ability to plan, deliver, and measure impact while generating insights and experiences that others can add to and learn from to achieve sustainable development.
We are confident that our project designs and methodologies are professional, strategic, insight-driven, ethical, responsible and transparent. We highly believe in collaboration with partners from all sectors and at all levels, to achieve project goals and objectives in the best way possible.
Our team of experts is well-experienced, honed to solve problems, and passionate about creating change, improving lives, and transforming economies. We embrace and share the vision of our partners with a focus on results and human stories. We see change through the eyes of our beneficiaries, and success through the eyes of our partners. Through implementation, we continuously identify problems and make adjustments as per the needs of our partners and beneficiaries.
We conduct economic research, assessments, analyses, and mapping of different sectors to study, identify and analyze economic development factors and indicators in developing countries. The high-quality data that results, guide us into delivering actionable and measurable recommendations, inform and initiate dialogue on economic policy, and provide our partners with concrete evidence to make informed decisions. Our researchers are well-seasoned in conducting quantitative and qualitative research to support implementation as well as planning of future development projects.
Advisory & Strategy
Through available industry reports, extensive research, constant evaluation, and long experience in the market, Leaders International offers exceptional consulting and strategy services. The professional team at Leaders International is practised at building strategies that plan long and deliver now. The knowledge that the team disseminates is always well-studied to meet the needs of partners and beneficiaries and facilitate their decision-making process.
As part of our efforts in propelling innovation and raising thriving economies, we invest in the power and talent of the people, the leaders and innovators of the future. We pay close attention to those who possess great ideas but may lack the skills and the capabilities to move forward. We continuously look for motivated talents who yearn to implement their newfound knowledge, unleash disruptive technologies, and take part in global trade.
We create professional capacity building programmes to fill skill gaps in the market; targeting university students, entrepreneurs, founders and workers of small and medium-sized enterprises, business coaches and mentors, freelancers, consultants, and other individual contractors. We also strengthen the capacity of different organizations across the value chain of various sectors, including business associations, chambers of commerce, business development service providers, incubators, and accelerators.
We build capacities in different business fields through technical skills training, inspirational talks by successful entrepreneurs, on-the-job training, learning material, online learning platforms, and boot camps.
Technical Firm-Level Assistance
Our pool of experts is vast and global. It is comprised of hundreds of experts that we chose for the diversity of their expertise and knowledge in different sectors of the economy. They have acquired their experience in both developed and underdeveloped economies, bringing numerous thoughts, ideas, and skills to our work.
Our technical team provides supported projects and beneficiaries at the individual, firm, and incubator level with advisory services in business development, market research, product development and validation, pricing, finance and accounting, laws and regulations, marketing, web content, e-commerce, emerging technologies, pitching and investor relations, and others.
We build the sustainable capacity of enterprises, micro to large, through providing tailored solutions that address critical impediments to competitiveness. Our approach also enhances the availability of skills and resources required along the value chain of an enterprise, more specifically of micro-businesses that are usually less-privileged in receiving training and support.
We have also established our firm-level assistance solution BOOST, a unique marketplace for enterprise’s advisory and technical assistance services across the region. The system has been developed as a response to issues surrounding traditional Firm Level Assistance (FLA) programs. It provides a customisable, transparent and reliable experience in providing technical assistance to firms and startups. It has been strategically designed to be flexible and responsive to changing conditions and external factors affecting our stakeholders and beneficiaries. BOOST works hand-in-hand with local partners to facilitate rapid expansion and deliver a broad range of assistance across different platforms.
Monitoring and Evaluation
As part of our efforts in providing the best possible service, we have developed a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system. We utilise it to monitor the performance of the projects we manage and measure the value of the impact we bring to life.
Our M&E staff develops detailed monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan for each project, which allows the technical team to plan, manage, and document progress towards achieving project goals and contract requirements. The data we collect and report, provides us, our partners, and other development actors with detailed information on outcomes and impact.
We define our impact by the benchmarks we set and the measurable indicators we aim to reach for each project. As part of this process, we collect and compare data across the lifetime of a project. We use iterative monitoring to engage stakeholders, measure results, identify gaps, reassess targets, recommend actions, inform decisions, and improve our operations further to maximise our positive influence in the markets we serve.
It is our priority to make sure and guarantee that our beneficiaries receive the needed support in the best manner through the deliverables of the project.
Our partners follow pre-defined standard processes and commit to all reporting and auditing requirements of the project as required. We examine the delivery of activities and related information and transactions to assess collaborative implementation by running quality assurance audits.