VJW International is a specialised consulting firm providing high quality expertise in foreign policy and development cooperation.
VJW International is a boutique consultancy providing high quality expertise in foreign policy and development cooperation to private and public clients, including governments, European institutions, international organisations and development agencies.
VJW International is a Consortium member of six Framework Contract with public institutions as follows:
European Commission’s SIEA 2018 framework contract:
Lot 3: Human Rights, Democracy and Peace.
Lot 5: Budget Support.
Lot 6: Innovative Financing for Development.
European Commission Service for Foreign Policy Instruments:
Lot 2: Policy Support Facility for the Implementation of EU Foreign Policy – PSF 2019 Worldwide.
European Parliament (Consortium Leader):
Lot 3: Development – External and Foreign Policies Framework Contract.
UK Department for International Development (FCDO):
Lot B: EACDS framework contract – Strengthening resilience and response to crises.
VJW provides expertise 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.
Enhancing development 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.
Financing for Development and Public Finance Management (PFM)
VJW International works closely with major donors, partner countries and the private sector to provide tailored technical, economic, financial and legal expertise on financing for development and public financial management. Central to this is supporting public donors and partner governments to improve public finance management systems and processes, domestic resources mobilization and macroeconomic stability for example. We work to help partners achieve globally agreed development objectives at every level: local, national, regional and international.
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.
VJW International is active in all continents thanks to its network of experts. Recent projects have focused on Joint Programming of Foreign Development Policy, Evaluation, Development Effectiveness, Strategy and Policy Making, Trade Policy, Private Sector Development and Business Cooperation.
EU Joint Cooperation Strategy with Kenya 2018-2022
The EU Joint Cooperation Strategy with Kenya, setting out a common approach for the EU, nineteen EU Member States and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support Kenya with €4.5 billion from 2018 to 2022. This agreement not only harmonizes investment over a long period of time, it also aligns financial support with the priorities and objectives of the national government, such as the Government of Kenya’s Medium Term Plan III and the Big Four agenda.
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.
Analysis of internal and external consultations on post Cotonou and support in drafting official documents.
This project provided support DEVCO’s task force in preparing and drafting the evaluation, the impact assessment as well as the recommendation on the future of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) after 2020.
EU-Ghana Joint Cooperation Strategy 2017-2020
Technical assistance to develop a Joint Cooperation Strategy in support to Ghana’s Long-Term National Development Plan (LTNDP).