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 […]

Institutional Strategy and Capacity Review for Ministry of Planning

The Client Working on behalf of the World Bank, this support was provided to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) of the Federal Government of Somalia. The MOPIC is responsible for planning and coordinating the development priorities and activities of all national, regional and local authorities as well as development partners in 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

Design and Evaluations of Public Administration Modernisation Programmes

The Client We have worked for multiple clients on both the design and evaluation of public administration programmes. Clients include DFID, AusAID, the European Commission, OECD and IFIs as well as projects directly for national government partners. The Challenge Getting the public sector to function is important because if it is well organised and effective […]

Support to the Establishment of the Civil Service Agency, Republika Srpska

The Client Working on behalf of DFID and the UK National School of Government, Dr Wilson was engaged in the establishment of, and the early support to, the Bosnia-Herzegovina Republika Srpska Civil Service Agency in the aftermath of the Balkans conflict. The Challenge In 1999 the Government of Republika Srpska (GoRS) developed and announced a […]

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 […]