After social impact assessments, local service delivery quality assessments, gap analysis and value chain analysis have been carried out, a social investment programme must be designed that targets maximum company benefit paired with maximum local impact. Technical quality, management and governance elements must all be considered, as well as likely cost and benefits.
Montrose has a strong track record in social performance programme design, often building on our in depth scoping assessments – offering clients an efficient ‘one stop shop’ programme set-up subcontracting service, whereby our technical expertise and institutional and local context knowledge can be carried over from scoping to design stage, achieving maximum value and efficiency.
Our project design work is closely aligned with, and builds on, our programme scoping offering tailored, fundable and realistic solutions to gaps uncovered. Our design work typically includes:
- Analysis of SIA recommendations against available financing, political economy context and corporate goals
- Development of fundable programme delivery options, including budget planning, logistical requirements, necessary governance arrangements, and required management structures
- Stakeholder and community consultation process support as required
- Resettlement policy formulation, consultations and negotiations as required
Programme design work by Montrose has included follow-on contracts after scoping work from several leading oil and gas and mining companies, and has comprised large-scale health, education and enterprise development programmes.
Many Montrose-designed programmes are still operational, both those now managed by Montrose and those managed in-house by extractive companies, and are widely deemed to be of high quality and high impact against industry standards.