Who we are and areas of core competence
The firm operates in various sectors and thematic priorities. Our areas of special skill
and competence include:
basic education, curriculum development, public sector management,
performance measurement, fiscal policy and tax administration, agricultural extension
service, microfinance, land reform, management of development projects, rural
infrastructure development, service co-operatives, marketing, water sources management,
information technology, and cultural policy.
Poverty, Governance, Decentralization and Local Governance, Gender, Conflict Resolution
and Transformation, Sustainable Development, Law and Human Rights, Democracy, Capacity
Building, and Civil Society.
Your main contact person is Tsegaye Tegenu. He has PhD from Uppsala University and
20 years of experience as a researcher, lecturer, program advisor and evaluator. He is the
author of the book titled The Evolution of Ethiopian Absolutism: The Genesis and the
Making of the Fiscal Military State. The book analysis the management and use of
resources for the safety and well-being of the state. His second book, submitted for
publication, is titled The Operation and Performance of Ethnic Decentralization System
in Ethiopia. A Case Study of the Gurage Region, 1991-2000.
Tadesse Zerihun has a PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
He has 22 years of extensive experience as a researcher, lecturer, field worker and manager
of development projects. He is the author of the book A Network Approach to the Coffee
Market Sub-sector in Uganda.
In order to offer you a broad range of expertise, we have also made an agreement with
other individuals working at universities and international organizations.