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

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 […]