Obtaining a competitive advantage in complex business environments requires synergy between leadership and execution. Avasant’s Global Development practice supports private sector, governments and multilateral institutions by offering a full range of management consulting services to assist in the development and execution of new strategies to drive superior business outcomes.
Avasant developed a Sector Development Strategy for the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Zanzibar, which included recommendations for policy incentives aimed at generating higher investments in the sector, resulting ultimately in significant socio-economic growth and employment generation within the region. Avasant also assisted the client in Investment Promotion and capacity development of the private sector. These interventions have also led to sector competitiveness enhancement, export revenue increment and moderation of current account deficits.
“The consultants did an impressive job. Their role, knowledge and recommendations were appreciated from various quarters.”
Principal Secretary, Government of Zanzibar
”We congratulate Avasant for a wonderful job. We were confident of Avasant’s capabilities. However the work has exceeded our expectations. It is impressive.”
Director, Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority
Industry Promotion & Development
Develop and promote services sector for attracting investments.
Avasant’s Industry Promotion and Development Services assist Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) and Governments in countries developing and promoting the services sector as a preferred destination for foreign investments by leveraging our global presence, knowledge base, market research and capacity building.
Capacity & Policy Development - Analyze both supply and demand side environments of an industry and identify improvements in key focus areas to catalyze investments and business growth
Marketing Strategy & Investment Promotion - Customize investment promotion and facilitation solutions by creating research content, organizing delegations, roadshows, executive seminars and workshops
Industry & Market Research – Assess industry dynamics and market demand comprehensively using well-defined frameworks, knowledge base and validated information from various sources
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Enablement – Conduct in-depth review of innovation ecosystem to answer key questions on achieving sustainable innovation at national/regional levels
Client Case Studies
Avasant advised an emerging Balkan nation on the formation of an industry association for the ICT sector based on global best practices.
Avasant enabled multiple Caribbean economies like Trinidad, Haiti and Belize to develop their BPO sector through value proposition identification, brand building, investment promotion and facilitation.
ICT Capability Enhancement
Evaluate, plan and optimize adoption of innovative technology solutions and business models.
Avasant’s ICT Capability Enhancement Services enable adoption of innovative technology solutions and business models through in-depth research-based assessments, comprehensive feasibility studies and development of a required ecosystem of strategic partners in local and global markets.
ICT Monitoring & Evaluation - Conduct appraisal, review or evaluation of systems and functions as well as initiatives, schemes and projects utilizing industry standard assessment practices
ICT Economic Impact Analysis - Determine the relative merits and viability of ICT investments and initiatives by utilizing quantitative economic scenario analysis techniques and improve ICT sector strategic planning and implementation
ICT Operations Modernization – Enable ICT transformation through assessment and optimization of ICT processes, technology, organization and governance
ICT Procurement & Contracts Compliance Optimization - Conduct comprehensive diagnosis of ICT contracts, standard bidding documents and contract forms based on industry standard parameters
Client Case Studies
Avasant helped a leading development bank in Africa to optimize its portfolio of 80+ ICT contracts, standardize bidding templates and train key ICT procurement personnel on contract management and cost optimization best practices.
Avasant assisted a major Caribbean central bank in identifying and prioritizing IT infrastructure modernization opportunities to support its growing business and regulatory functions.
Digital Dividend & Empowerment
Enable digital ecosystem for socio-economic development.
Avasant’s Digital Dividend & Empowerment Services help in leveraging ICT for socio-economic development, citizen services, education, utilities and governance by catalyzing the environment with strategic incentives/initiatives and providing lifecycle support in planning and implementation.
Digital Governance – Improve delivery of citizen-centric public services by integrating all levels of the digital government value chain - policy, regulations, institutional capacity, programs, operations and technology initiatives
ICT4D & Social Impact Strategy - Create digital employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the youth in emerging economies by planning interventions and leveraging partnerships
Digital Economy & Commerce Enablement - Assess and enable key components essential to drive digital initiatives across various economic sectors
Client Case Studies
Avasant supported the government of one of the world’s least-developed countries in Africa in developing a digital government strategy to facilitate and promote e-Governance through a structured approach and strengthen ability to deliver digital public services.
Avasant advised a major East African country in leveraging ICT enabled innovation to enhance productivity and competitiveness of youth and promote efficient delivery of public services.