We work with partners and communities around the world for poverty reduction and development that is empowering and inclusive.

We provide teams of expert development professionals, tailor-made to the needs of our clients. 

With deep experience across the globe, we bring a pragmatic approach that learns from what has and hasn't worked in the past.


  • Program design
  • Program implementation and management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Strategy development and organisational planning
  • Advising on innovation in international development
  • Partnership brokering



We specialise in putting together teams tailored to our clients' needs.

Our people include leading experts in the fields of program design, monitoring and evaluation, governance, extractive industries, disability inclusion, development innovation, and community development, among others.

“We were very happy with the quality of the design produced by the Strategic Development Group team for innovationXchange’s Australian Development Accelerator. The team delivered under budget and on time, and were highly responsive to our requests for additional assistance. The design process required several missions to DFAT Posts in Asia and the Pacific - the Strategic Development Group team carried these out effectively and efficiently. The team built strong relationships with our internal and external stakeholders - particularly among our NGO partners. We recommend Strategic Development Group highly for development program design and development innovation advice.”
— David Kelly, Assistant Director, innovationXchange, DFAT



Recent examples of our work include:

  • Evaluation of Australia's global advocacy on disability-inclusive development, for the Office of Development Effectiveness
  • Design of the Business Partnerships Platform, for DFAT
  • Strategic advice and partnership brokering, for AVI
  • Review of the World Bank's Pacific Strategy, for the World Bank
  • Design of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, for DFAT and its partner NGOs
  • Design of the Development Innovation Fund, for the innovationXchange
  • Evaluation of the Vanuatu Education Support Program, for DFAT and the Government of Vanuatu

Our satisfied clients include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • World Bank
  • Clinton Foundation
  • ANU
  • Department of Immigration
  • AVI
  • Cardno
  • Australian Federal Police
  • CARE Australia

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