International

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We work across ten countries and four continents, delivering sustainable development outcomes and expanding economic growth opportunities for citizens.
 

WBD has worked in food security, education, gender equality, supply chain management, sustainability, and democracy and governance. This has included Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, and working with the United States Agency for International Development to further capacity building in developing countries.

Ultimately, we effectively bridge the public and private sectors to enable our clients and partners to jointly address pressing development challenges.

Our Solutions

Private Sector Engagement

WBD mobilizes private capital, provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) expertise, and works on Corporate Relationship Management.

Strengthening Country Systems

WBD strengthens country systems through supply and value chain mapping, procurement system management, and resource allocation and forecasting.

Finance, Investment, And Trade

WBD works in international finance, investment, and trade. This is primarily through investment planning, trade facilitation, procurement advisement, and regional integration.

Our Results

Success Story

U.S. Agency for International Development – Private Sector Engagement Mechanism

USAID awarded the Private Sector Engagement Support (PSE Support) contract to WBD to support the operationalization of the Agency’s Private Sector Engagement Policy.

Learn more of the WBD and PSE partnership and how it played a critical role in supporting USAID and the PSE Team advancing sustainable development outcomes and contribute to the Agency’s Journey to Self-Reliance framework.

 

Private Sector Engagement

Through its Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is deepening its collaboration with the private sector to seek market-based approaches across all areas of our work, from economic growth, energy, agriculture, and global health to humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, education, and addressing crisis and conflict. 

Case Study

The PSE policy positions USAID to increase and deepen its collaboration with the private sector and accelerate progress towards ending foreign assistance. USAID’s approach is evolving from transactions and partnerships to strategic collaboration, and from project-based partnerships to relationships that create opportunities for co-creation and achieving outcomes at scale that neither of us could achieve alone.

By strengthening internal resources, capacities, and skills through all levels of USAID staffing, the Agency seeks to build USAID’s capacity in business, industry, and private enterprise to unlock private investment and achieve sustainable development outcomes at greater scale.

 

Strengthening Country Systems

WBD achieves procurement efficiency and ensures that the quality of procurement serves the public interests. More broadly, WBD is able to reform legal and institutional frameworks for procurement by developing professional procurement institutions and a well-trained workforce equipped with more efficient procedures and the latest technologies.

 

Success Story

Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia

As part of the Government of Indonesia’s $600 million compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Procurement Modernization Project focused on achieving significant government expenditure savings with no loss of procured goods and services.

Discover how WBD was able to help improve procurement efficiency and lead to time and cost savings.

 

 

Finance, Investment, and Trade

WBD provides in-depth financial viability analysis, and works closely with key decision and policy-makers to form recommendations in the areas of policy and investments. WBD has provided on-the-ground assessments to government personnel on topics including international accounting best practices, regional benchmarking, and performance forecasting assessments 

Success Story

WBD’s success in finance, investment, and trade is seen in our work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and with the Government of Senegal – which offered an in-depth financial viability analysis of the Senegalese electricity sector.

Find out how WBD evaluated cash flow management practices, maintenance planning, and capital investments to help the Government of Senegal.

Strategy

WBD partners with clients to develop an enduring vision and refine tactical steps necessary to achieve performance-driven results. By identifying impediments and employing counter-strategies, we are able to provide strategic insights to organizations at every level.

AcquisitionS

WBD delivers cradle-to-grave acquisition support to its partners, transforming reactive processes into a modern, cohesive system. We help you make proactive and strategic decisions that create sustainable results.

Insights

Building for a New Climate Reality

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“Buying Clean” and Sustainable Public Procurement: New Opportunities for Federal Contractors

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State of the Industry: Project Management Certification

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Human-Centered Design Solves Client Needs

Human-centered design offers innovative solutions by placing human needs at the center of the problem-solving process. The designers from organizations that employ human-centered design seek first to thoroughly understand the people who are experiencing the problem before crafting a solution to solve the needs of their clients.

Acquisition Alert: The PRICE Act of 2021

Shortening the Long Pole of the Acquisition Tent The Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions Act of 2021 (PRICE Act of 2021) was signed by President Biden on 02/22/2022. The PRICE Act intends to improve acquisitions...

Change Management’s ADKAR Model

The ADKAR Model is a proven means to facilitate change management. The model provides a clear, step-by-step way for organizations to adopt new processes and procedures.

Five Steps for a Successful CRM Rollout

A well-defined CRM implementation plan that includes project management, testing, training, and appropriate tools can ensure as successful CRM rollout.

U.S. Federal Agencies Create New Technologies to Help Solve Climate Challenges

Three U.S. Federal agencies, the Department of Energy, USDA, and the EPA, are funding new research and technologies to tackle the climate crisis and reduce greenhouse gasses.

Private Sector Investment in Biotechnology Improves Global Vaccine Production and Distribution

Biomanufacturing plants for vaccine production and distribution is an expensive investment, confining most plants — and their vaccine distribution — to wealthier countries. Private sector investment in biomanufacturing in low-to middle-income countries can create the global health infrastructure necessary for equitable vaccine distribution.

Modernizing Financial Management Practices for the Department of Defense

]Multiple DoD financial management practices are rated “high-risk” according to two U.S. oversight bodies responsible for mitigating federal inefficiency and waste. The Government Accountability Office and DoD Inspector General cite ineffective financial management...

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