• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2011
 A woman-owned small business providing novel and integrated solutions in health, development, and learning.  MISSION Make our world a better place for good. VISION Panagora is dedicated to providing high-quality, high-impact international health, development, and learning consulting. We 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. VALUES Passion - Care deeply about our work - Inspire collegiality and engagement - Live a culture of learning Excellence - Lead for quality results - Champion user needs  - Embrace challenge and complexity - Promote proven approaches Sustainability - Deliver solutions that stick - Accelerate ownership and capacity - Work and partner ethically - Advance inclusion and participation Innovation - Pioneer creativity - Bridge people, ideas, and technology - Stay agile and responsive ABOUT PANAGORA Panagora Group is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) dedicated to high-impact international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes. Panagora is a social enterprise with an established USAID NICRA.   OUR EXPERTISE Panagora offers a range of international development and global health services and experts. We 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   SERVICES   Strategic planning Participatory assessment, design, and evaluation Performance monitoring and data use Knowledge curation and learning Capacity building and institutional strengthening Market and best practices studies Training and facilitation Activity implementation, from start to finish   As a small business, we are able to implement novel and innovative approaches using highly participatory approaches to mobilize community, civil society, and government energy in defining and owning solutions, and to promote inclusive development that benefits all groups. Ultimately, we work to promote country ownership and sustained performance so that our efforts help achieve our mission of making the world a better place for good.   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.      

Where is Panagora Group


Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • IT Project Manager - Supply Chain Information Systems
    United States
  • Health Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Director
    United States
  • Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist - Cameroon
  • Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist - Ghana

Staff at Panagora Group have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • development
  • market research
  • human rights
  • gender


  • world bank group
  • goal global
  • ford foundation


  • united states
  • nigeria
  • ethiopia
  • kenya
  • uganda


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

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Kensington
  • 3029 McComas Ave

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Primary sectors

Personnel / Human Resources
Market Research
Procurement Process
Community Participation / Employment
Data Management
Media Affairs / Public Relations
Events / Training
Education Policy
Private Sector Development
Local Government

Contract Awards

USAID PPL Monitoring and Evaluation (EVAL-ME)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)