Economic Growth and Trade

We bring the private and public sectors together to address the barriers to thriving, diversified economies.

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Resonance brings unique perspective to economic growth and trade challenges.

We pair our deep expertise in global development with our strong private sector orientation to advance effective economic growth solutions. We work in partnership with both companies and the public sector to promote economic growth, stimulate private sector development, and invest in robust and productive value chains.

Private Sector Growth and Investment. In emerging markets, Resonance works with companies, governments, and investors to understand and confront the obstacles to private sector investment, growth, and diversification. We act both at an ecosystem level – advancing analysis, partnerships, and solutions to alleviate barriers to private sector investment – as well as with individual companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to open new markets and accelerate growth.

Trade and Competitiveness. Resonance advances trade and competitiveness to promote a thriving, interconnected global economy. We work directly with major multinationals, investors, and governments to foster supportive business enabling environments; promote investment, regulatory reform, and market systems development; and advance digital commerce and women’s economic participation.

Workforce Development. Today, the biggest growth constraint in many economies is no longer a lack of capital: it’s a skills gap. Resonance helps clients create workforce development strategies aligned to the needs of workers, companies, and the marketplace. We also look ahead to help companies and communities anticipate and capitalize on tomorrow’s opportunities. 

Thought Leadership

Sparking the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprise

Recommendations for nurturing and scaling sustainable enterprise development in emerging markets.

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How We Can Help

We solve economic growth challenges through innovative methodologies and a deep understanding of the needs of the private sector in emerging markets.

Analysis and Strategy

We work with private sector, international development, and government clients to analyze challenges related to trade facilitation, gender equity, private sector diversification, market access, and workforce development. We pair analysis with actionable strategy and hands-on implementation to advance context-smart, catalytic solutions.

Partnership Development

We help clients design and facilitate cross-sector and pre-competitive partnerships to create supportive business enabling environments and co-invest in shared infrastructure and workforce development needs.

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Innovative Finance

We help investors and governments invest strategically to stimulate economic growth and private sector diversification. We also act as a matchmaker, connecting SMEs and entrepreneurs to critical finance.

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Innovation and Business Model Design

We support SME development, foster entrepreneurial ecosystems, and create new economic growth solutions through our innovation toolkit – including open innovation competitions, enterprise acceleration networks, and business model design services.

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Project Profile

TCA: Advancing Global Trade, Competitiveness, and Private Sector Development

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Johnson

Meet with Brett Johnson, Director of the Inclusive Markets Practice, about Resonance’s work in Economic Growth and Trade.

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