Policy analysis and Strategy development

Translating and communicating findings to multiple audiences is one of the biggest challenges facing development research and practitioners. Our knowledge of promising practices across a number of sectors, acquired through our research and evaluation and knowledge management services, uniquely positions us to assist clients in getting research into policy or practice. We act as knowledge intermediaries to support our clients in the development of appropriate policies and strategies to achieve their goals and objectives.

Examples of Our Work

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

CP developed a gender mainstreaming strategy for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Agriculture Policy Project

Strategy for Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence in Eastern, Southern and Central Africa

CP supported the development of a multilateral strategy on the part of USAID and UNICEF to address gender-based violence in the region. The strategy was designed to improve and expand USAID’s and UNICEF’s programmatic efforts to prevent and respond to GBV. The Strategic Framework provides a “road map” for developing comprehensive responses to the needs of survivors of GBV. It also provides a framework for the design of prevention efforts in different development sectors.

CARE Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction Strategy (Mothers Matter)

CP supported the development and writing of CARE’s new world-wide seven-year strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by ensuring safe pregnancy and delivery to 30 million women. The strategic approach included a combination of community mobilization, emergency obstetric and neonatal care and family planning.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

CP developed and wrote the strategic plan articulating the role of the Gender Portfolio in the Foundation’s Agricultural Development Strategy and provided technical support to the Gender Program Officer and Farmer Productivity Team. CP also assisted the Foundation’s Family Health Team to integrate gender into its strategies and interventions for improving maternal and child health and nutrition. CP worked with the Foundation’s Financial Services for the Poor Team to identify strategies for applying a gender lens in future grants.