Practice Areas

Private Sector Development

Trade and Investment Facilitation

Small and Medium Size Business Development

Business and Social Entrepreneurship

Specialities

Project Design and Management

  • Designed, implemented and assessed 129 enterprise-level technical assistance projects for an SME program in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • Designed and managed three year trade program in six countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.
  • Developed and conducted a public health project in Kenya to eliminate a tropical disease in coordination with the World Health Organization, University of Nairobi and the local government.

Strategic and Business Planning

  • Surveyed and evaluated the potential for establishing a number of Communities of Practice for USAID's Europe & Eurasia bureau staff, contractors and beneficiaries. Designed communities of practice for practitioners of competitiveness and ICT.
  • Advised US government agency staff in a project management planning process, assisting them to develop a system for tracking and evaluating field projects and sharing best practices.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Led program evaluations and designed and reviewed project M&E plans for 24 business and NGO projects in Europe, North Africa and Asia, and 10 business development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Conducted external evaluations of micro and small lending programs in the Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Training Design and Delivery

  • Developed and conducted customer service training course for businesses and universities in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Taught ESL classes in Cambodia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Senegal, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Led design process for development of a 40-hour consulting skills course for business development service providers in Mali.

Women in Business Initiatives

  • Led trainer capacity building project to boost women entrepreneur skills in Jordan.
  • Supported the establishment of a number of local, regional and national women's business associations in Russia, which spurred changes in legislation that removed barriers to women in business.

Event Management

  • Conducted international conferences, summits and business events in the US, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
  • Organized press conferences for US government officials, business executives, and non-profit leaders.

Public Private Partnership

  • Conducted training and public-private policy roundtables in Russia that led to a national tax policy symposium, resulting in regulatory changes that alleviated tax compliance burden on businesses and a healthier dialogue on future policy matters.

Donor Experience

ACT's partners have managed projects funded by the following donors:

  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of Defense (USDOD)
  • United States Department of State (USDOS)
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Partnership Opportunities

Strategic Partnerships

ACT forms strategic partnerships and collaborates with companies and not-for-profit organizations on projects and proposals. Examples of companies and organizations with whom ACT has signed teaming agreements include:

As a woman owned small business that delivers outstanding work, ACT is an attractive partner or subcontractor. If you are interested in partnering with ACT, contact us at info@alexandriaconsultingteam.com

Contracting Mechanisms

Private Contracts

ACT makes its consulting services available quickly and with a minimum amount of paperwork. The type of contract used, depends on the needs of the client. Typical contracts include:

  • Time and Material Contracts
  • Firm Fixed Price Contracts

US Government Contracts

Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs) are a contracting tool of the US Agency for International Development. IQCs pre-qualify a limited number of companies and organizations for a competitive bidding process. ACT has partnered with companies who participate in the following IQCs: SEGIR - FS: Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform - Financial Sector and SEGIR - GBTI II: Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform - General Business Trade and Investment.