Practice Areas

Private Sector Development

Trade and Investment Facilitation

Small and Medium Size Business Development

Business and Social Entrepreneurship


Project Design and Management

  • Designed, implemented and assessed 129 enterprise-level technical assistance projects for a USAID small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) program in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

  • Developed and conducted, in coordination with the World Heath Organization (WHO) and University of Nairobi, a public health project aimed to eliminate a tropical disease in Kenya.

  • Designed and managed a three year USAID trade program in six countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

Strategic and Business Planning

  • Provided strategic planning, policy development, facilities expansion and financial management services to educational organizations in the Middle East.

  • Advised US government agency staff in project management planning, assisting them in developing a system for tracking and evaluating field projects and sharing best practices.

  • Developed an international business expansion plan for a social enterprise that brings offline streaming and digital content to people without access to the Internet in Africa and Asia.

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.

  • Conducted external evaluations of micro and small lending programs in the Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

  • Monitored parliamentary elections in Europe and Asia. Reported election law violations through on-the-scene observations.

Training Design and Delivery

  • Developed and conducted customer service training courses for businesses, nonprofits and universities in the Middle East.

  • Taught English as a Second Language (ESL) 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 the entrepreneurial skills of women in Jordan.

  • Supported the establishment of local, regional and national women's business associations in Russia, which spurred changes in legislation that removed barriers to women in business.

  • Launched and expanded the Women Achieve program, an initiative to support the professional advancement of women into leadership positions. Over 50 organizations in the UAE signed the Women Achieve pledge.

Event Management

  • Conducted international summits, industry roundtables, conferences, seminars, awards ceremonies, charity galas and community events in Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East and United States.

  • Organized press conferences and media events for American government officials, business executives and nonprofit leaders.

  • Coordinated pitch competitions, mentor sessions and workshops for entrepreneurs and founders of startup companies in the Middle East and United States.

Public Private Partnership

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

  • Obtained partnerships in fintech, healthtech, climate tech and emerging industries for a startup accelerator in the United States.

  • Connected public and private corporate partners with high-impact technology startups to grow their business and drive innovation in Africa and the United States.

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:

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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. For example, ACT has partnered with companies who have participated in the following IQCs: 1) SEGIR - FS: Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform - Financial Sector and 2) SEGIR - GBTI II: Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform - General Business Trade and Investment.