Asset-Based Development Approaches

The Client My client was the IBN Group in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Established under the Mining Area C (MAC) Agreement between BHP Billiton Pty Ltd and the local Aboriginal claim group, IBN provide programs and services to improve the health, happiness and prosperity of the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people. The Challenge…

Sector Based Business Environment Reform

The Client My client was the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). I have worked closely with this organisation and its members (i.e., international donor and development agencies engaged in private sector development) over a number of years. Most of my work is with the DCED Business Environment Working Group. The Challenge Most business environment…

Business Advocacy Agenda and Strategy

The Client My client was the Botswana Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Manufacturing (BOCCIM), based in Gaborone, Botswana The Challenge As the peak, national representative of the business community in Botswana, BOCCIM is involved in a wide range of business advocacy activities. Often, these activities are poorly coordinated and undertaken in response to an immediate…

Sustainable Enterprise Development: A Five-Year Strategy

The Client My client was the Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialist agency of the United Nations headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. This department delivers global programmes designed to promote decent and productive employment in the private sector. The Challenge In 2007, the tripartite International Labour Conference endorsed…