They manage large programmes and projects to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity around the world. They are a not-for-profit business which empowers leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and countries. These leaders could be heads of state or school teachers, global companies or local entrepreneurs, partners or donors.
They’ve been innovating since 1833, but they know the pace of change hasn’t always been quick enough. Today they’re investigating the potential of frontier technologies to help accelerate that change for their partners.
Their Japanese office was founded in 1967 to procure and inspect Japanese products for their programmes around the world. In 1987, the Japanese government appointed us as procurement agent for Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), and they have been working closely with the government and other international donors ever since.