Strategy process facilitation for sustainable impact

Sustainable societal impact is seldom created by accident or mere coincidence. Instead, it is a process driven by strategic objectives and elaborated plans. Cities, governments, agencies and other organisations can systematically build their competences and practices to improve the sustainable impact of their actions.

With our analytical and engaging approach, we help our clients design and implement a successful strategy process and ensure that all key stakeholders – public, private and third sector – are committed to joint goals. Strong stakeholder commitment and collaboration will lead to better and more sustainable actions.

Our methods for strategy facilitation cover state-of-the-art workshops and stakeholder collaboration techniques (both face-to-face and virtual), scenario building, questionnaires, online discussion platforms, etc. Don’t forget to check our sustainability self-assessment survey (in Finnish).

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Programme and instrument design

To achieve goals and create positive sustainable impact, it is vital that strategies and initiatives are appropriately programmed. Our vast experience in designing policy interventions, programmes and instruments helps organisations to improve their effectiveness.

Based on our previous work and methods, we can help you to identify potential bottlenecks and drivers, set smart objectives and build actionable plans for implementation.

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Monitoring and evaluation frameworks and indicators

Development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and relevant indicators is an essential part of good programme design and management – and a prerequisite for achieving sustainable change and impact for all organisations.

Building on our experience in evaluations and programme design, we help our clients define logical frameworks, design appropriate impact models, and set clear targets and baselines for policies and programmes.

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Thematic and comparative analyses

Thematic and comparative analyses, such as international benchmarking, have become an important part of policy design processes. Often, they are also the quickest and most efficient way for policy development and programme design. We provide our clients with the experience, insight and networks needed to seek and analyse other policies and experiences – and learn from best practices.

Benchmarking is a common approach in many of our studies and evaluations. Some examples of such projects can be found here:

Evaluations and impact assessments

By assessing and evaluating the impact of their activities, organisations can get valuable evidence-based insights on what works, for whom, and in what context. This helps decision-makers allocate resources and plan activities.

Our evaluation and impact assessment services, building on the state-of-the-art international practices and guidelines, cover the full range from theory-based programme evaluations and forward-looking assessments to formative and developmental evaluation approaches as well as cost-benefit analyses and sustainability assessments.

Don’t forget to check our sustainability self-assessment survey (in Finnish)!

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Systemic evaluations and studies

Linear evaluation approaches may not be enough in increasingly complex and fast-changing contexts. Development and understanding of complex systems require new approaches and methodologies, based on systems thinking and holistic understanding of the context.

We are constantly developing our expertise and new methods to help our clients design, evaluate and operate in complex ecosystems and achieve sustainable societal change.

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Policy research and analyses

Designing and implementing effective and sustainable policies is extremely difficult and requires the understanding, analysis and structuring of various views and aspects. All this needs to be done timely and efficiently, requiring not only broad methodological skills but also first-class project management.

Our research and analysis services cover both long-term research and short-term high-quality analysis services, including benchmarking, policy briefs or innovative data analyses.

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