LDP works with governments and their donor partners to develop, implement and manage reform programmes which strengthen national governance, planning and budgeting processes. Our focus is on delivering results. At the heart of our work is the need to be clear about what works and what does not work in reform initiatives. We identify realistic and measurable performance indicators, from which we develop workable monitoring and evaluation frameworks; we assist governments to implement them; and design and undertake rigorous evaluations to assess the impact of interventions.
The core areas of expertise are: justice and security; economic growth; governance; monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL); adaptive programming; strategic advice; institutional strengthening and women's economic empowerment. We are passionate about contributing towards achieving measurable results, aid effectiveness and value for money.
LDP understands donor processes and priorities and support co-ordinated donor approaches. We are familiar with the programme design, financing, implementation and monitoring and evaluation methodologies of most major donors. We work in complex environments, including in fragile and post-conflict states. We operate in multi-institutional and multi-sector settings. We are skilled in distilling key issues to multifaceted problems and bringing together a range of stakeholders to develop coherent and practical solutions that work.
LDP understands the need for solutions to be sustainable. As such, we support locally owned solutions that are not imposed from outside. Where possible, we also aim to link reform efforts to national policy planning and resource allocation processes. We act as regular trusted advisors to a number of our clients. Our work is often at the forefront of policy development.