VJW International is a specialised consulting firm providing high quality expertise in foreign policy and development cooperation.

VJW International, incorporated under the name VJW Consulting Ltd., is a specialised consulting firm providing high quality expertise in foreign policy and development cooperation to private and public clients, including governments, European institutions, international organisations and development agencies, in the following key areas:
Strategy & Policy Advice

Helping governments, institutions and international organisations design effective, inclusive and sustainable policies. Providing strategy advice, studies, assessments and recommendations based on rigorous research and evidenced-based analysis.

Development Effectiveness

Enhancing aid effectiveness and improving donor coordination and efficiency in particular through Joint Programming of development cooperation aid between development partners. Providing support in elaborating national development plans, development ownership and visibility.

Governance, Inequality and Peacebuilding

VJW International assists public bodies and international organisations in identifying relevant solutions to political, economic and social challenges such as corruption, migration, decentralization, transparency; law and justice; the peacebuilding-statebuilding continuum and the development nexus as pre-requisite for sustainable peace. Our policy advice is aimed at every political level – international, regional, national and local.

Sustainable Economic Development & Trade

VJW International facilitates economic and trade relations between partner countries via tackling barriers to trade and investment, analysing regulatory and legislative frameworks and procurement processes and supporting the private sector through promoting TVET and job creation towards sustainable economic development.

Evaluation

Evaluation and assessment of development programmes based on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Providing Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM), comprehensive and analytical reports, case studies, and evaluations at all stages of development programmes.

Background note on the post 2020 debate and its implications for OCTs

Completed

Study of aspects of the post‐2020 framework that could impact the EU‐OCT partnership;

Support for implementation of Development Effectiveness Commitments

Study on the EU progress made on Development Effectiveness Commitments as well as the provision of technical assistance in the preparation of the GPEDC HLM2.

Technical Assistance for Joint Programming in Ghana

Formulation of a Joint European Strategy for development cooperation in support of Ghana’s national development plan.

Technical Assistance for Joint Programming in Ethiopia

Formulation of a Joint European Strategy in support of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Programme II.

ACP-EU relations after 2020: Issues for the EU in consultation phase I

Completed

Supporting DEVCO and the EEAS in addressing specific issues in preparation of the negotiations on a revised Cotonou Agreement. The project aimed to recruit expertise to plan, prepare, conduct, evaluate and document expert Round Tables around a set of thematic clusters.

Technical Assistance for EU Joint Programming in Kenya

Completed

Providing assistance to the EU Delegation and the EU Member States to move towards the finalisation of the EU Joint Programming Strategy in Kenya, which notably aims to improve aid effectiveness and aid impact.