Functional review: Advising senior UN leaders on optimal organizational design

The client The partnerships division of a major development bank, headquartered in Europe, manages a range of partnerships including Member States, civil society, mandate-related think tanks and academia, sister organizations in the IFI and UN systems. The challenge The Bank’s regional office covering north, central and South America based in Washington D.C. wished to develop a […]

Helping the United Nations to become more responsive and adaptive

After a number of turbulent years of growth, the agency is still facing many typical challenges associated with organizational start-ups, mergers and rapid growth. As a result of this, and in the face of a global trend of increasingly scarce resources and an emphasis on value for money, it has embarked on a strategy of more controlled growth

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What is adaptive management?

Recently there has been growing recognition that most development challenges are in actual fact ‘wicked’ problem that requires development actors to recognize that the optimal management approaches will be iterative not definitive, and inclusive not technocratic.

How to engage us

Our core mantra is using our expertise to ensure success in our client’s career, success in our client’s team, and success for our client’s organization. While many consulting firms aim for large pieces of work, we prefer a tailored, modular approach that gives our clients the ability to take a more proactive role in their […]

Edward Carroll BA, MAS, MSc.

  Edward leads Antylles’ Organizational Development professional practice area and our International Public Sector service practice.  Based in Washington D.C., Edward advises and supports executive management and programme leaders in international organizations including the United Nations and International Financing Institutions. Over the course of almost two decades, Edward has lived and worked a number of donor, developing, and […]

Managing service innovation in the United Nations

The Client A United Nations development agency, headquartered in Europe, with 5 regional offices and over thirty field offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, aspired to tackle some of the most wicked problems within its mandate by creating a new public sector technical assistance capability to complement its existing services. The […]

UK Government Deployee Guide: Working in United Nations Missions

Dr. Gregory Wilson recently supported the UK Stabilisation Unit in preparing a Guide for first time staff and consultants being deployed by the SU to work in UN missions. The Paper provides practical advice on how best to prepare for such a deployment – how to function comfortably and maximize the effectiveness and contribution of staff within an often complex and unique environment.