Development Effectiveness
Development Effectiveness

Strategies that Enhance and Advance Development Effectiveness

Enhanced development effectiveness has been for many years and remains a high priority objective of virtually all development organizations. It is aimed at maximizing the development impact of the organization.

It is based, inter alia, on formulating a vision and strategy, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, improving the quality of its client-facing operations (programs and projects), streamlining processes, building needed staff capacity, and developing a culture of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and, critically, of accountability for results. The Centennial team draws on a cumulative experience of hundreds of years in the management of such organizations.

Our Expertise in Development Effectiveness

Our development effectiveness expertise spans all aspects of development organizations, including:

  • Formulation of long-term corporate strategies.
  • Management of development organizations.
  • Design and implementation of reform programs.
  • Restructuring and reorganization.
  • Quality enhancement of development programs and projects.
  • Evaluation of the functioning of the organizations as well as their programs and projects.
  • Design and evaluation of Results Management and Measurement frameworks.
  • Results-based allocation of resources.

Example Assignments for Development Effectiveness

Below is a sampling of the types of development effectiveness projects the Centennial Group team has conducted:

  • Formulation of Strategy of the Asian Development Bank (Asia 2020).
  • Restructuring of the Islamic Development Bank Group.
  • Formulation of the Strategy for the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).
  • Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and its programs and projects.
  • Contribution to the formulation of the Ten Year (2013-2022) Strategy of the African Development Bank.
  • Strategic workforce planning.
  • Budget reform to align budgets with strategic priorities and results.

Our Team

Meet the principal(s) that lead our Development Effectiveness assignments:

Anil Sood

Anil Sood

Director and Chief Operating Officer

Harinder Kohli

Harinder Kohli

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Barun Chatterjee

Senior Associate

Amnon Golan

Amnon Golan

Head of Evaluation Practice

Achim von Heynitz

Achim von Heynitz

Senior Associate

John Lavelle

John Lavelle

Senior Associate

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Rajat Nag

Distinguished Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum

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