Who We Are
What We Do
Strategic Development Solutions is an advisory and technical support provider for the private sector. We create opportunities for socioeconomic development, shared benefits and value with key stakeholders such as government, employees, communities, development partners and other stakeholders. We view our role not as consultants, but as specialist socioeconomic development partners. Therefore, we recognize the critical role that the private sector can play in sustainable development and the need for development expertise to unleash this potential. We work in the extractive, renewable energy and manufacturing sectors where business operations interact with communities and government in complex stakeholder environments.
We aim to bring development expertise to business and government by providing long term development solutions throughout the life cycle of a business operation. We provide companies with a business case and action plan for socioeconomic development of its key stakeholders particularly surrounding communities. This is done in partnership with governments and other development partners to ensure that the development agenda is a shared one. The rapidly changing societies require businesses to interact with them differently from the traditionally practiced norms that were somewhat paternalistic. Governments, communities and employees wield more complex power for a company’s Social License to Operate (SLO). The complexity of these relationships are sometimes best managed through an independent intermediary. Strategic Development Solutions can play this important role and facilitate mutually beneficial solutions for all stakeholders, through a consultative and inclusive process of engagement. We strive to stay ahead of current best practices and innovations which we utilize in the advisory and technical support services we provide to our clients. We assist our clients to move beyond compliance to achieve a stable operating environment and to retain their Social License to Operate
Our team of experienced consultants offer a varied range of expertise in sustainable development to meet the client’s needs.