To decentralize or not to decentralise: Is that the question?

The extent to which a UN Agency should centralize or decentralize is one of the most vexing questions in Organizational Design today. Typically UN leaders and staff view it as an ‘either/or’ choice: Should we group an activity together, or should we push it out to the regions and country offices? In truth, it is not a simple, binary answer and the arguements for both sides are persuasive to say the least.

Navigating the paradoxes of continuous improvement

Any donor who has supporting institutional capacity development through continuous improvement has realised just how difficult it is to achieve and sustain. The problem becomes more challenging when working in fragile and conflict-affected environments.

Our approach to working in fragile and conflict-affected environments

The Antylles approach to working in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) is driven by our focus on a careful analysis of the context, through the political economy, problem analyses and our own proprietary analytical frameworks and diagnostic approaches. We draw on the best available knowledge. This is vitally important to understand the entry points for […]