International Development

We solve pressing global development challenges through partnership, innovation, and market-led approaches that drive lasting impact.

global development

We work at the intersection of private sector opportunity and development impact.

We are experts in engaging the private sector – through partnership and innovation – to meet critical global development objectives. Working across development sectors and in every geography, we focus on meeting complex challenges with innovation; collaborative, cross-sector solutions; and market-led approaches that enhance sustainability and scale. 

Project Profile

Ghana SFMP: Market-led Solutions for Ghana's Fisherfolk Communities

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Problems We Solve

We design and launch transformative, market-led solutions to critical global development challenges.

Environment and Sustainability

We engage companies and design innovative, market-led solutions for sustainable fisheries; climate resilience; land and biodiversity conservation; clean energy; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). 

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Agriculture and Food Security

We help our clients partner with companies to invest in smallholder productivity, create robust agricultural value chains, and safeguard agricultural livelihoods and food security.

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Economic Growth and Trade

We bring a deep understanding of the private sector to help donors and governments shape collaborative solutions that drive economic growth, strengthen global supply chains, encourage diversification and competitiveness, and leverage private sector investment. 

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Global Health

We design market-based and cross-sector solutions to strengthen health systems, improve access to quality health products and services, and enhance the efficiency of health supply chains.

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Supply Chains

We advance cross-sector partnerships and new innovations that increase supply chain transparency, advance sustainability and resilience, and augment worker voice and fair labor across global supply chains.

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Market Access

We believe the market is a critical element in advancing sustainable and scalable development solutions. We help development partners to harness the market to extend new products, services, and solutions to communities in need. We also help innovators and social entrepreneurs grow their solutions and successfully navigate and expand in emerging markets.

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How we solve them

We are experts in market-led development and private sector engagement.

Partnership Development

Effective cross-sector partnerships amplify development impact. When done right, partnerships create the conditions for far greater scale, efficiency, and sustainability; and they inject private sector innovation into traditional development programming. We are leading experts in private sector engagement and cross-sector partnership: We help our clients craft partnership strategy and identify, design, negotiate, and implement cross-sector partnerships that forge new, collaborative solutions to critical development challenges. 

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Innovation and Acceleration

We believe today’s challenges demand new solutions and new perspectives. We help development organizations deploy open innovation to crowdsource fresh ideas and business models from global and local innovators. We then deploy our partnership, finance, and enterprise development expertise to accelerate and support these innovations, helping up-and-coming entrepreneurs to succeed and scale. Through our suite of innovation services, we help our partners identify, test, and grow new solutions to complex, emerging, and intractable development challenges worldwide. 

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Innovative Finance

Across development sectors and solutions, catalytic finance is a critical piece of the puzzle. We help our clients develop strategy and identify partners to co-invest in piloting, scaling, and sustaining bold new solutions.

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

We specialize in pragmatic MEL design, responsive to the needs and realities of our clients. We combine efficient performance monitoring with industry-leading approaches for evaluation and data analysis. Our objective is to provide our clients with truly actionable insights to inform better, more effective development programming.

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Thought Leadership

How Governments and Companies Can Help Each Other Solve the Global Food Crisis

To address the global food crisis, governments and companies must work together. We have compiled [...]

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Steve Pelliccia leads the firm’s growing portfolio of projects and programs with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Steve brings more than 22 years of international development experience to Resonance.

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