Innovative Development Financing Mechanism Design and Structuring
Strat!gos works with governments, development agencies, corporations and financial institutions to design and structure innovative financing mechanisms, including blended finance structures, results-based financing mechanisms, impact bonds and other outcomes-based payment structures.
We base every solution on the specificities of the political, social, and legal context to ensure it is fit for purpose to each unique situation.
Common across all of our work is the rigorous thought put into the development of appropriate impact measurement indicators, the sharing of risk, and the maximisation of impact through leveraging non-traditional partnerships, and the different approaches and strengths each partner brings.
We undertake extensive due diligence on potential service providers and performance managers to fully understand and articulate the risks involved.
Impact Investment Due Diligence and Capacity Building for Social Enterprises
We identify super cool social enterprises that are already making an impact in the world, and then work with them to build their organisational capacity to enable them to scale using private capital. We focus on the ‘missing middle’ – businesses that have started operations and have a proven business model but are not yet at the scale that investors find it economically viable to work with.
Our clients include businesses working in:
AI to develop credit ratings for unbanked farmers in Africa
Clean cooking technology in South Asia
Global education social media and cryptocurrency ecosystem
Off-grid holistic solar solutions incorporating water purification and recycling systems
Innovative Finance Capability Building
We are dedicated to developing innovative blended finance awareness and understanding of the entire development ecosystem.
Training and workshop programs:
Innovative and blended finance workshops
Strategy workshops to identify changes needed to implement new ways of working
Strategy workshops to start the process of alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Stakeholder management and engagement training
Skills development training
Consulting services to align strategic and operational plans with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
All UN Member States have committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, while many corporations have signed on to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, as well as the Seven Women’s Empowerment Principles.
We work with companies and development agencies to align their strategic and operational plans with the Sustainable Development Goals. We also provide consulting services to develop measurement and reporting frameworks that are embedded within existing routine reporting structures.
We offer advisory services to develop frameworks that measure impact according to the needs and capacity of the actors:
Start-ups: light touch while the entrepreneurs focus on growing the business.
More mature businesses: incorporating measurement of their impact as an adjunct to their core business.
Corporates: institutionalising the measurement of impact into the company’s corporate KPIs, with the data collected and reported on in exactly the same manner as financial, HR or BD KPIs.
Pay-for-success models: utilising an audit approach to verify results.
Frontier Tech for Development
Mainly because of who we are as a team, we’re constantly looking for better ways to create positive and lasting change. There’s some very cool and exciting things happening in frontier tech, and Strat!gos is right up there, developing use cases, piloting and reviewing what works where, and sharing this knowledge loudly and proudly.
Current Areas of Focus:
Distributed Ledger Technology for smart contracts
Distributed Ledger Technology for financial transactions
Distributed Ledger Technology to tokenise incentives