Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP)
Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) is a pioneering “corporate social enterprise” which employs an innovative not-for-profit business model as a means to channel the core business capabilities of Accenture to organizations in the international development sector.
Our mission is to have a catalytic impact on global development challenges by:
Providing development sector organizations with access to Accenture’s people, knowledge, methodologies and frameworks, and global network.
Teaming with our clients to help them become high-performance organizations, applying Accenture’s business and technology experience to help them fulfill their missions and maximize their impact.
Advancing solutions to development challenges which are scalable, sustainable and outcome-oriented.
Fostering collaboration and partnerships between the public, private and non-profit sectors in order to address global development challenges.
We aim to achieve this mission by providing our clients in the international development sector with access to Accenture’s full range of management consulting and technology services via a model that is affordable, sustainable and scalable:
Accenture makes a contribution by providing consultants at marginal cost, free of profit and overhead, to work on ADP assignments worldwide.
Our employees accept a voluntary salary reduction (of up to 50 percent) for the time they are working on ADP assignments, which represents a significant personal contribution to the program and to our clients.
Our clients make a contribution by paying fees at not-for-profit rates which aim to cover this reduced cost base.
We strive to achieve impact for our clients and the communities they serve by offering services in the following areas:
The management and operational challenges that developmental organizations face are often similar to those faced by the private sector—from implementing new strategies that require significant organizational change, to improving the efficiency of support functions, to utilizing IT to inform management decision making. We draw on Accenture’s unparalleled management and IT consulting capabilities to help our clients address these challenges by adapting and applying relevant leading practices from the private sector to their organizations.
We team with our clients to introduce private-sector thinking and innovation to their programs in areas ranging from health and education to enterprise development and microfinance. in our business and technology core competencies that are complementary to the deep sectoral and technical skills of our clients.
Successful cross-sectoral partnerships across a wide range of areas—from developing and distributing vaccines to accelerating emergency response efforts—have shown that public, private and non-profit entities can work together effectively to address global development challengesSee more