We bring cross-cutting expertise to complex development challenges to help build a more just, prosperous, and equitable global community.

The world faces vital challenges that cannot be addressed from a single perspective. We look at all the angles, matching expertise and experience with innovation and ingenuity. Driven by data, we work to unlock new opportunities to solve big problems.


local, regional or municipal governments supported and trained to meet the needs of their constituent communities

CEP volunteers survey residents about community priorities

Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

We design community-based programs that respond to humanitarian assistance and sustainable development needs while aiming to build social cohesion and advance the equity, health and well-being of the planet and its people.

Local Capacity Strengthening

Our approach to partnerships leverages and expands local capacity and cultivates locally-led change to achieve transformational, sustainable and scalable impact.

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We are building an innovation ecosystem that will accelerate the designing, prototyping and scaling of frontier solutions to the world’s most complex development challenges.  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We respect the dignity and humanity of every individual and are committed to equity, inclusion and justice in everything we do.


Evidence, Learning and Adaption

We recognize the importance of how we capture, manage and utilize our data, evidence and knowledge to continuously apply learning, improve program quality and demonstrate impact.

Climate Action

The impact of climate change knows no borders, so we integrate a climate lens into all of our diverse programming in order to advance mitigation and adaption in communities around the world. 


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