Who we are: The Centennial Group is a global strategic and policy advisory firm that assists governments, international financial institutions and corporations in their reform and economic development efforts. The Group is composed of Principals and Associates who are among the world’s most respected and experienced leaders in the development field. They bring together an extensive and unique blend of experience in high-level policy and strategy formulation at the international, national, and corporate levels. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Centennial Group International has a global network of multi-disciplinary resources and access to the world’s top development institutions’ and business leaders.
What we do: The Centennial Group provides high-level policy and strategic advice to multilateral financial agencies, senior public officials, and top business executives. Based on an understanding of a country’s economic, political and social fundamentals, we offer analysis and help in developing strategies, policies and approaches that take advantage of the opportunities offered by increasing flows of private capital, technology and management know-how across national boundaries, while bridging public and private interests. Centennial Group International Principals and Associates have led in the design and implementation of some of the most far reaching policy, strategy and program efforts in a number of countries and development institutions. Our experts have strong hands-on, practical experience as to what works and what does not in different country circumstances, and specialize in translating theoretical approaches into practical success. We do not compromise standards, but adapt and remain sensitive to local circumstances and institutional cultures.
Our focus areas: The Group is currently focused on the following practice areas: Macro-economic analysis and strategy; Financial sector, including Islamic finance; Economic and political risk analysis; Formulation and implementation of corporate strategy for emerging markets; Infrastructure and urban development; Procurement and dispute resolution; Organizational change and knowledge management; Knowledge, technology and innovation policy; Social and environment policy.
Our clients: The Group carries out major assignments for multilateral institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF),the Development Bank for Latin America (CAF), the Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and US Agency for International Development (USAID). Many of our current clients are private companies and investors interested in enhancing and improving their business operations in major emerging markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Other activities: The Centennial Group sponsors and manages the Emerging Markets Forum, a non-profit international think-tank focused on discussion of policy issues concerning emerging market economies. You can learn more about EMF activities at our website: emergingmarketsforum.org