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We send out a really simple regular newsletter to our clients, partners, and team members (and anyone else who is interested) to share the top 10 things we find interesting in the field of public sector governance, organizational development, and aid effectiveness.

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.

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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.

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.

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, multi-year, engagements, we prefer a flexible, agile approach that gives our clients the ability to take a more proactive role in their organizational […]

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 assists executive management and programme leaders in the public sector and international organisations to improve the performance of their organisations and programmes. Over the course of almost two decades, Edward has lived and worked in a number of donor, […]

Tony Willenberg

Tony Willenberg is Antylles’ technology lead. He is an e-government transformation advisor with a broad range of information and communications technology experience across public and private spaces and in a number of vertical sectors including: public finance, treasury, education, infrastructure, utilities, banking, agriculture, logistics, and customs; and with functional experience in: enterprise architecture, digital transformation, […]

Haider Shakiry MBA

Haider is a management consultant with over 15 years of experience in organizational development, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring senior leaders in public sector organizations in developing countries and the international public sector. Recently, Haider spend several years shaping and guiding the Palestinian Ministry of Interior & Security Institutional Maturity Programme, helping to design, deliver and […]

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.