International development

Making a difference, delivering on our purpose

Helping to solve some of the world’s biggest development challenges and transform the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people.

How we can help

We work with the organisations at the forefront of ending extreme poverty, and tackling disease, insecurity, inequality and the effects of climate change including multi-lateral and bi-lateral funding agencies, governments, international NGOs, foundations and the private sector.

With over 743 offices in 157 countries and over 223,000 staff, when it comes to finding powerful solutions to complex, multi-stakeholder problems few organisations have a stronger track record than PwC. We bring our expertise, experience, and harness the power of our global network, to help reduce poverty, improve health and education, and create a more equitable and prosperous world.

Learn more about what we do

We combine our specialist expertise in strategy, programme design and delivery, funds administration, monitoring and evaluation and anti-corruption with detailed local knowledge to deliver solutions with measurable long term impact, help our clients achieve their goals, and benefit local communities. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the areas in which we work.

  •    People

    Health

    We help governments, foundations and private companies to deliver on the global healthcare challenges of today. We support all aspects of the health continuum, including harnessing the latest science and information technology, improving operations, administration, and health policy and managing large international health funds.

    Education

    We help our international development clients to create strategies to deliver education policy and programmes, improve finance and operations effectiveness, support technology enabled transformation, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

    Gender and women’s empowerment

    We support projects which aim to create safer, stable, and more prosperous societies by including women more fully in political and economic processes, increasing financial and digital inclusion, and reducing sexual and gender based violence.

    Leave no one behind

    The dignity and rights of the individual and reaching those who are the furthest behind, is fundamental to the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. We place the "leave no one behind" concept at the heart of our work adopting approaches which seek to address social, economic and political exclusion, include the most marginalised in society, and respect human rights.

  •    Planet

    Food security

    Food security and agricultural development are at the top of the political agenda. We help governments to formulate comprehensive food security strategies looking at risks and exposures, changing food supply/demand dynamics and assessing plans to address challenges.

    Water and Sanitation

    We bring an in-depth understanding of industry and user issues, and how to tackle global water challenges, from addressing demand and scarcity, to water quality, wastewater discharge and pollution, and water related crise.

    Agriculture

    We are leading advisors in agribusiness and work with private, public and multilateral agencies, on agri-business planning, supply chain management, value chain assessment, investor/partner search, implementation support, technical due diligence and transaction services.

    Climate change and disaster resilience

    We are at the forefront of designing policies and investment strategies for low carbon and green growth planning. We are also a leading advisor on sustainable forestry and land use, and advise clients on how to be climate resilience, and mitigate climate vulnerability risks.

  •    Peace

    Defence, security and justice

    We advise on defence, security and justice reform in fragile states. We support governments to establish effective national security frameworks and strategies, provide clear direction and oversight of security sector institutions, and build capacity to prevent crime, and protect and serve citizens.

    Governance

    We stimulate informed debate on public services and make effective, practical contributions to creating accountable and effective institutions. We do this by building capacity to deliver more responsive and inclusive public services which deliver value for money, increasing transparency and accountability, improving public financial management and tackling corruption.

    Crisis response

    Whether it be natural disasters, humanitarian crises, or infectious diseases we help governments, international organisations and the private sector prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. We have global response teams who specialise in crisis response, governance and financial management, supply chain and logistics management, health, infrastructure and risk management.

  •    Prosperity

    Domestic Resource Mobilisation

    We work with governments to maximise their own domestic revenue and leverage it for economic growth. We support tax policy, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of revenue collection systems, stemming illicit flows, tackling tax evasion and avoidance and maximising the benefit of remittances.

    Inclusive growth

    We focus on inclusive business initiatives for large multinationals, donors, social enterprises and governments which support equity, equality of opportunity, and protection and allow all people to contribute to and benefit from economic growth.

    SMEs and Micro Financing

    Micro, small and medium sized enterprises are the largest employers in many low-income countries. PwC supports capacity building of SME clusters and micro financing institutions, strategy development, SME cluster financing, private sector development, market assessment, programme evaluations, impact studies and statistical analysis.

  •    Partnerships

    Innovative Financing

    We support the development of effective financing strategies to harness ODA, domestic resources, private investment, and philanthropy in support of development objectives and financing challenges. We work with governments to leverage investment, sovereign wealth and pensions funds, and mobilise blended finance.

    Public Private Partnerships

    We leverage the power of PPPs to complement public resources, and create innovative solutions around economic and physical infrastructure for development. We support successful PPPs and help to plan and shape programmes which combine engineering and finance skills to manage and deliver large scale capital projects.

    Impact investing

    We have dedicated corporate ventures teams who provide advice on strategy, structure (tax and legal) and mergers & acquisitions, as well as impact investment teams who work with donors and investment funds to generate measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.

    Infrastructure

    Capital projects require specialised support across many of the variables critical to their success, such as financing, management, and governance. We assist donors to plan, manage and deliver large scale capital and infrastructure projects. Infrastructure projects, combining engineering and finance skills across the full asset lifecycle.

Where we work

We are working on international development projects across the world.

North America
USA - Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, #ChooseArtisan Thunderclap Global Campaign

USA - Coordinated Agency Response System for a US Government Agency

USA - Development of Readiness Assessment Tool for Global Infrastructure Projects

USA - Evaluation of Global Physical Security Protocols

USA - Healthcare Sector Investment Attractiveness Assessment

USA - Management Information System Programme Assessment

USA - Risk Management and Remediation Implementation Support for Ebola Response and Recovery Efforts

USA - Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge
Latin America
Peru - Encouraging Greater Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Peruvian SMEs in Priority Sectors in Peru
Caribbean
Belize - Institutional Assessment for the Enhancement of Operations of the University of Belize

Guyana - Review of the Procurement Process for the Implementation of a Management Strengthening Programme for Guyana Power and Light Inc

Jamaica - Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Services for a State-Owned Agency

Trinidad & Tobago - Technical Assistance for the Conduct of an Organisational Review of the HRM Division of the Ministry of Education
West Africa
Ghana - Procurement Value Chain Analysis

Ghana - Re-design and Transition Management of the Tax and Development Programme

Liberia - Increasing Energy Access Through the Promotion of Energy Efficient Appliances.

Mauritania - Banda Gas-to-Power Project

Nigeria - Scoping Study for Nigeria State-Level Business Environment

Sierra Leone - Teacher Payroll Cleaning and Status Verification Task
North Africa
Algeria - Diversification of the Economy of Algeria

Morocco - Development of Olive Cultivation for Small Farmers - Pillar 2 of the Green Morocco Plan
Central Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo - Essor : Pour un environnement propice à l'investissement en RDC (Flexible Facility for Private Sector Development in DRC)
Southern Africa
Malawi - Review of Drawdown of Grain from Strategic Grain Reserve for Emergency and Non-Emergency Purposes

Mozambique - Assessment of Innovative Approaches Fund managed by the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor (BAGC)

Mozambique - Technical Assistance to the Preparation of the IGS Strategic Plan 2015-2020

South Africa - Implementation of the Regional Programme Renewable for Energy Development and Energy Efficiency Improvements in Indian Ocean Commission

South Africa - Global Health Supply Chain Programme -Technical Assistance
Europe
Turkey - Technical Assistance for Fight Against Informal Economy and Improvement of Administrative Capacity of the Turkish Revenue Administration

Turkey - Technical Assistance for Operating Structure to Prepare and Strengthen IPA Programming for the Period 2014-2020 (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance)
East Africa
Kenya - Managing the Transition of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) from a Special Partnership Initiative of AGRA

Kenya - Implementation of County Performance Management System (Bungoma County)

Kenya - Voucher Management Agency for Reproductive Health – Output Based Approach

Kenya - Administrative and Financial Management Agent for the Financial Sector Deepening Africa Programme

Somalia - Fiduciary Risk Management – Somaliland Development Fund

Tanzania - Global Health Supply Chain Programme - Technical Assistance

Tanzania - Support to Rural, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, known as Muunganisho wa Ujasiriamali Vijijini (MUVI)
Central and Eastern Europe
Belarus - M10 Expressway PPP

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine - Good Governance Fund (GGF)

Kazakhstan - Infrastructure Regulation and Tariff Policy Development – seaport pilot project

Ukraine - Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine

Ukraine - UK-UA Reform Assistance: Public Sector Reform Assistance for Ukraine

Middle East
Jordan - Jordan School Heating Programme – Financial Feasibility Study

Jordan - Financial & economic due diligence of Amman Street Lighting Project Phase -1

Palestine - Sustainable Energy Efficiency Development in Palestine – Economic Studies for Energy Efficiency Opportunities
South Asia
Bhutan - Second Green Power Development Project - Acceleration of Hydropower Trading Development

India - Bihar Agriculture Growth and Reform Initiative ( BAGRI)

India - Design and Implementation of Odisha Modernising Economy, Government and Administration Programme (OMEGA)

India - Global Linkage Programme for Transferring Proven, High-Impact Indian Family Planning, Child and Maternal Health Care Solutions

India - Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Universal Immunisation Programme

India - Preparation of the Comprehensive Regional Perspective Plan for Chennai - Bengaluru Industrial Corridor Region

India - Support to the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for the Smart Cities' Mission and AMRUT

India - Supporting Kerala's Additional Skill Acquisition Programme in Post-Basic Education

Nepal - Financial Sector Stability Programme Under Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal (AiiN)

Pakistan - Portfolio Risk Assurance Pakistan (PRAP)

Sri Lanka - Capacity of SMEs in Targeted Clusters for Accessing Financial Services Enhanced and International Competitiveness of ICT/BPO Cluster Strengthened
East and South East Asia and Oceania
Indonesia - Organisational Development Mentoring and Management Skills Training for Procurement Modernisation

Indonesia - Spatial Planning and Low Carbon Development in Papua

Korea, China, Japan and South East Asia - EU Gateway Business Avenues

Laos - Improving Hydropower Independent Power Producers (IPP) Process: Concession Agreement Management and Monitoring and the Implementation of Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development

Philippines - Assessment and Benchmarking of the PH Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps) Business Process and Information Systems
Multi-country
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Develop the Power Sector Financing Roadmap for 9 CAREC Member Countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)

Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF): Financing local SMEs

Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)

Girls' Education Challenge (GEC)

IMPACT - Catalysing Markets for Impact Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED)

Local Fund Agent (LFA) Services in 85 Countries and Multi-Country Grants for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The BEAM Exchange - Building Effective and Accessible Markets

The Investment Facility for Utilising UK Specialist Expertise (IFUSE)

The Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR)
Multi-country
  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
  • Develop the Power Sector Financing Roadmap for 9 CAREC Member Countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)
  • Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF): Financing local SMEs
  • Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)
  • Girls' Education Challenge (GEC)
  • IMPACT - Catalysing Markets for Impact Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
  • Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED)
  • Local Fund Agent (LFA) Services in 85 Countries and Multi-Country Grants for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • The BEAM Exchange - Building Effective and Accessible Markets
  • The Investment Facility for Utilising UK Specialist Expertise (IFUSE)
  • The Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR)
North America
  • USA - Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, #ChooseArtisan Thunderclap Global Campaign
  • USA - Coordinated Agency Response System for a US Government Agency
  • USA - Development of Readiness Assessment Tool for Global Infrastructure Projects
  • USA - Evaluation of Global Physical Security Protocols
  • USA - Healthcare Sector Investment Attractiveness Assessment
  • USA - Management Information System Programme Assessment
  • USA - Risk Management and Remediation Implementation Support for Ebola Response and Recovery Efforts
  • USA - Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge
Caribbean
  • Belize - Institutional Assessment for the Enhancement of Operations of the University of Belize
  • Guyana - Review of the Procurement Process for the Implementation of a Management Strengthening Programme for Guyana Power and Light Inc
  • Jamaica - Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Services for the Planning Institute of Jamaica
  • Trinidad & Tobago - Technical Assistance for the Conduct of an Organisational Review of the HRM Division of the Ministry of Education
Latin America
  • Peru - Encouraging Greater Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Peruvian SMEs in Priority Sectors in Peru
Europe
  • Turkey - Technical Assistance for Fight Against Informal Economy and Improvement of Administrative Capacity of the Turkish Revenue Administration
  • Turkey - Technical Assistance for Operating Structure to Prepare and Strengthen IPA Programming for the Period 2014-2020 (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance)
North Africa
  • Algeria - Diversification of the Economy of Algeria
  • Morocco - Development of Olive Cultivation for Small Farmers - Pillar 2 of the Green Morocco Plan
West Africa
  • Ghana - Procurement Value Chain Analysis
  • Ghana - Re-design and Transition Management of the Tax and Development Programme
  • Liberia - Increasing Energy Access Through the Promotion of Energy Efficient Appliances.
  • Mauritania - Banda Gas-to-Power Project
  • Nigeria - Scoping Study for Nigeria State-Level Business Environment
  • Sierra Leone - Teacher Payroll Cleaning and Status Verification Task
Central Africa
  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Essor : Pour un environnement propice à l'investissement en RDC (Flexible Facility for Private Sector Development in DRC)
Southern Africa
  • Malawi - Review of Drawdown of Grain from Strategic Grain Reserve for Emergency and Non-Emergency Purposes
  • Mozambique - Assessment of Innovative Approaches Fund managed by the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor (BAGC)
  • Mozambique - Technical Assistance to the Preparation of the IGS Strategic Plan 2015-2020
  • South Africa - Implementation of the Regional Programme Renewable for Energy Development and Energy Efficiency Improvements in Indian Ocean Commission
  • South Africa - Global Health Supply Chain Programme -Technical Assistance
Central and Eastern Europe
  • Belarus - M10 Expressway PPP
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine - Good Governance Fund (GGF)
  • Kazakhstan - Infrastructure Regulation and Tariff Policy Development – seaport pilot project
  • Ukraine - Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine
  • Ukraine - Strengthening Local Taxation Policies in Support of Fiscal Decentralisation in Ukraine
  • Ukraine - Support for the Transformation Programme of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
  • Ukraine - UK-UA Reform Assistance: Public Sector Reform Assistance for Ukraine
  • Ukraine - Support to the State Agency for Donbas Recovery (SADR) with the Implementation of Recovery and Peace-Building Initiatives in Eastern Ukraine
  • Ukraine - Support to the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine
Middle East
  • Jordan - Jordan School Heating Programme – Financial Feasibility Study
  • Jordan - Financial & economic due diligence of Amman Street Lighting Project Phase -1
  • Palestine - Sustainable Energy Efficiency Development in Palestine – Economic Studies for Energy Efficiency Opportunities
East Africa
  • Kenya - Managing the Transition of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) from a Special Partnership Initiative of AGRA
  • Kenya - Implementation of County Performance Management System (Bungoma County)
  • Kenya - Voucher Management Agency for Reproductive Health – Output Based Approach
  • Kenya - Administrative and Financial Management Agent for the Financial Sector Deepening Africa Programme
  • Somalia - Fiduciary Risk Management – Somaliland Development Fund
  • Tanzania - Global Health Supply Chain Programme - Technical Assistance
  • Tanzania - Support to Rural, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, known as Muunganisho wa Ujasiriamali Vijijini (MUVI)
South Asia
  • Bhutan - Second Green Power Development Project - Acceleration of Hydropower Trading Development
  • India - Bihar Agriculture Growth and Reform Initiative ( BAGRI)
  • India - Design and Implementation of Odisha Modernising Economy, Government and Administration Programme (OMEGA)
  • India - Global Linkage Programme for Transferring Proven, High-Impact Indian Family Planning, Child and Maternal Health Care Solutions
  • India - Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Universal Immunisation Programme
  • India - Preparation of the Comprehensive Regional Perspective Plan for Chennai - Bengaluru Industrial Corridor Region
  • India - Support to the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for the Smart Cities' Mission and AMRUT
  • India - Supporting Kerala's Additional Skill Acquisition Programme in Post-Basic Education
  • Nepal - Financial Sector Stability Programme Under Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal (AiiN)
  • Pakistan - Portfolio Risk Assurance Pakistan (PRAP)
  • Sri Lanka - Capacity of SMEs in Targeted Clusters for Accessing Financial Services Enhanced and International Competitiveness of ICT/BPO Cluster Strengthened
East and South East Asia and Oceania
  • Indonesia - Organisational Development Mentoring and Management Skills Training for Procurement Modernisation
  • Indonesia - Spatial Planning and Low Carbon Development in Papua
  • Korea, China, Japan and South East Asia - EU Gateway Business Avenues
  • Laos - Improving Hydropower Independent Power Producers (IPP) Process: Concession Agreement Management and Monitoring and the Implementation of Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development
  • Philippines - Assessment and Benchmarking of the PH Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps) Business Process and Information Systems

Contact us

Gill Sivyer
Partner, Global Leader International Development
Tel: +41 (0) 7937 22545
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