• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting, Service Providers
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2011

Panagora Group

As a woman-owned small business, Panagora offers the best of all worlds—the efficacy, discipline and results orientation of the private sector, and proven ability to manage complex and fast-moving programs, with the special enthusiasm, agility, and creativity of a small business. True to their name, Panagora is an “inclusive space where ideas bubble and the best thrive and spread.” THEORY OF CHANGE Panagora Group believes that focusing on novel and integrated approaches to health and development will yield the best long-term results. To that end, they place special focus on integrating learning and adaptation into how social and economic development interventions are designed – to respond to changing circumstances, and learn from experience. MISSION Make the world a better place for good. VISION Panagora is dedicated to providing high-quality, high-impact international health, development, and learning consulting. They serve as a dependable small business partner focused on public-private partnerships and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence; and on learning, communications, and technology solutions to accelerate and heighten impact. Services Offered Panagora Group offers an array of global health, international development, and learning services and experts across a wide range of technical and cross-cutting areas. They can provide expertise as short-term or long-term technical assistance in-country or in Washington, DC through institutional support mechanisms. They provide premier support in: - Strategic planning - Assessment, design and evaluation - Integration of knowledge sharing, innovative learning, and communication - Capacity-Building and Organizational Development  - Market and best practices studies - Training and facilitation - Implementation from startup to closeout EXPERTISE Panagora offers a range of international development and global health services and experts. They provide short- and long-term technical assistance at the country level or in Washington, D.C. Drawing on decades of experience across all developing regions, our team offers a range of foundational international health and development services, with specialized expertise in: - Global Health - Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - Private Sector Solutions  - Capacity-Building - Knowledge Management and Communications ABOUT THE FOUNDER Betsy Bassan, Panagora’s President and CEO, has held a variety of executive and leadership positions, e.g., at Chemonics International, Save the Children, Society for International Development, and the Small Business Association of International Companies. She brings a proven track record of transformational leadership, spurring teams to achieve ambitious strategies in highly pragmatic ways, from policy advocacy in Washington, D.C., to community-level programming in developing countries. Insights Success Magazine named Betsy as one of “The 30 Most Inspiring Women in Business” in 2017.      
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Human Resources Generalist
    United States
  • Director of Organizational Development and Private Sector Engagement
    United States
  • Production and Publications Manager
    United States
  • Chief of Party
    South Sudan

Staff at Panagora Group have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • reproductive health
  • international development
  • procurement process


  • goal global


  • united states
  • colombia
  • mexico
  • uganda
  • guatemala


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Contributors: Betsy Bassan and Charlie Bell

The role contractors play in meeting sustainable development goals

30 July 2012
Contributors: CIDC

USAID contractors react to 'hired gun fight'

23 July 2012
Development Buzz

Believe in contracts

19 January 2012
Business Insight: USAID

In USAID procurement, a game of stop-and-go

29 August 2012
Organization Profile

Top global development groups in Washington, DC: A primer

21 September 2011


Personnel / Human Resources
Market Research
Procurement Process
Media Affairs / Public Relations
Data Management
Community Participation / Employment
Monitoring / Evaluation
Reproductive Health
Education Policy
Events / Training

Contract Awards

Provision of Scientific and Technical Services

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Provision of Technical and Advisory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Services

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Technical Assistance Support Contract 4 Africa (TASC4 AFRICA)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) for Bilateral Health Office

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ensuring Uninterrupted Supplies of Health Commodities

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Increasing the Access and Utilization of High-Quality Health Care Services

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Strengthening the Health Commodity Supply Chain System

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID PPL Monitoring and Evaluation (EVAL-ME)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Silver Spring
  • Lee Plaza 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 905
  • Maryland 20895
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Silver Spring
  • Lee Plaza, 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 905
  • Maryland 20910