Since its founding in 1984, DevTech has consistently been an innovative, solutions-oriented international development consulting firm. DevTech has expertise in social and economic development, governance, education, environmental and natural resource management, and gender integration. Our functional areas of expertise include strategic planning, institutional strengthening, human capacity development, performance management and evaluation, and statistical, economic, and management analysis.
Over the course of its corporate history, the firm has dedicated human and institutional resources to providing high quality technical assistance in its areas of expertise to promote sustainable economic development with equity. DevTech’s strong capabilities in its fields of specialization allow the firm to hire experienced staff and build strong professional relations with intermittent and consultant specialists. DevTech’s strict focus on quality project management and implementation, attention to details and use of the most modern corporate management tools and techniques, and dedication to customer satisfaction have been recognized by DevTech’s clients.
DevTech's headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area are convenient to government agencies and international development organizations and are well-situated for staging international teams and hosting visiting government officials and others who travel to the United States.
DevTech's office in Miami, Florida houses the firm's senior leadership and administrative staff. In addition to these U.S. offices, DevTech maintains several overseas offices to support specific projects. The overseas staff are fully supported by the U.S. headquarters and administrative offices.
Examples of DevTech Systems' Pioneering Work:
Institutional reform for market economies
Public education in support of economic reform
Economics of justice administration and legal systems
Political economy of the education sector
Applied microeconomics in the health sector
Economic analysis of catastrophes
DevTech, an international consulting firm, specializes in providing technical assistance to governments and civil society on the major means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty, operating over a wide spectrum of cultural and political conditions, from the highest levels of government to the operational level in the field. DevTech's clients include U.S. government agencies, consulting firms, and multilateral development banks.
The following list highlights DevTech's areas of practice and sub-fields of expertise based on the current and recent portfolio of projects:
Enterprise Development and Competitiveness—business climate and institutional reform, trade agreement implementation, business development services for small and medium enterprises, value chain analysis and regional linkages, and gender equity
Public Financial Management—direct and indirect tax policy analysis and reform, tax administration, and performance based budgeting.
Policy Analysis and Reform—data collection and management, trade statistics, and economic and social data
Education and Youth
At-Risk Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development—labor market analysis, program design, public-private partnerships, non-formal education programs to combat child labor, life skills training, and vocational education
Gender Equity in Education—health education to prevent school-related gender-based violence and educational access
Education Reconstruction—public-private partnerships, institutional strengthening, and program certifications
Evaluating Education Program Effectiveness—early childhood, basic education, secondary education, and vocational education
Environmental Compliance—22 CFR 216 and other federal requirements and FAA 118 and 119 assessments
Environmental Technologies and Infrastructure—facilitating transfer of environmental technologies and tracking foreign investment in new technologies
Gender and the Environment—global climate change, avian influenza, tourism, and conservation
Preservation of the Natural Resource Base—land tenure and conservation financing
Water—integrated water resources management, municipal services, and wastewater treatment options
Gender Integration—climate change, economic growth, education, enterprise development, environment, food security, and global health
Gender Analysis and Performance Management—gender relations analysis; program impact on women and men, at program, region, and project-levels; gender-relevant indicators; and gender-centric analysis applied to economic and social data collection and management
Gender Programming—agriculture and competitiveness, citizen participation, education, governance structures, information and communication technology, sustainable tourism, trade, institutional strengthening for municipal-level legal rights offices, legal and regulatory reform, gender-based approach civil society strengthening, and citizen participation
Decentralization and Local Governance—intergovernmental transfers, financial management and accountability, public service provision, revenue administration, policy analysis, advocacy, and legal reform
Local Economic Development—strategic and investment planning and improved service delivery
Transparency, Accountability, and Capacity-Building—women's and indigenous people's participation in elections, municipal development councils or committees, electoral politics' open budget systems, and institutional strengthening
Business Process Improvement and Re-engineering—system design, development, and implementation in a developing country environment
Data Analysis and Management Systems—business intelligence and analysis tools
Web-based Knowledge Management Tools—capture, storage, and dissemination of information, data analysis, and other written materials.
Web-based Platforms for USG Data Collection—data collection surveys and presentation
Performance Management and Evaluation (cross-cutting)
Institutional Strengthening and Organizational Development—assessments and training programs
Program/Project Monitoring—management information system design, performance monitoring plan development, indicator development, online- and person-based data collection processes, and training
Evaluation—sector, project/program, and impact evaluations
Survey Design, Implementation, and Analysis—baseline, mid-term, and end line quantitative and qualitative surveys.
Statistical Analysis and Econometric Methods—economic analysis, decision-making tools, aid effectiveness, data quality assessments, and data management
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