We have comprehensive in-house technical expertise in the sectors and areas we work in and our specialists are recognised leaders in their field.
Montrose provides expert solutions in a variety of technical assistance capacities, principally in the areas of:
Our experienced project managers and efficient project management systems guarantee our clients' high quality outputs delivered on time.
Our international experts bring a global perspective to development issues while our access to talented regional and country-specific capacity from Africa and Asia adds on-the-ground knowledge, ensuring successful project implementation and positive programme impact.
Montrose's distinctive approach to combining global expertise with local knowledge provides an ideal platform for new project development and design, as well as offering the advantage of depth and breadth when conducting reviews and evaluations.
We recognise that both the preparatory and post-implementation phases of a project are crucial to its success, especially for the purposes of sustainability and scalability.
Montrose has carried out project management planning and programme design work and reviews in a range of settings for different clients.
In Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa, Montrose carried out a comprehensive health and water & sanitation needs assessment on both Bioko Island and the Mainland. The scope of the assessment included communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health services, maternal, neonatal and children health, hygiene and water & sanitation. The recommendations of the needs assessment were used to design a major social investment programme for our client.
In Tanzania, Montrose carried out an assessment of funding needs and sources for the completion of a national Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) campaign, provided recommendations to the Department for International Development (DFID) / UKAid as to their support of the programme and designed a project implementation plan. The findings resulted in DFID being able to target its investment and effectively address specific bottlenecks the campaign was facing, increasing its impact.
In Indonesia, Montrose undertook a review of a mining company's communicable diseases control programmes and conducted an impact assessment of malaria control preventative and case management interventions on local employees and their families, "inside" and "outside the fence". Our recommendations were adopted by the mine site, resulting in improved employee protection both for employees living on- and off-site.
Montrose realises that clients, whether development agencies, governments or private corporations, experience budget and human capital constraints.
We offer transparent and reliable project management and implementation services, prioritising value for money and contextual relevance.
We manage projects in a variety of settings including Mozambique, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Uganda for a range of clients in the public and private sectors (see our projects page).
In Uganda, Montrose is providing advice to the fast-developing oil sector on the design, content and management of their social investment programmes in Western Uganda. This is sharpening the sector's focus on contextually relevant projects, for added impact value.
In Equatorial Guinea, Montrose designed and is now implementing a 5-year, $10m social investment project on maternal and child health and water & sanitation for BG Group PLC. The programme is working with the provincial and district health teams as well as faith-based organisations. It has resulted in better access to safe water and sanitation in the targeted communities, using a variety of low maintenance, sustainable technologies and health systems strengthening, including the renovation of semi-functioning health centres, health worker training, improved medicine supply management systems, and increased community utilisation of health services.
In Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Montrose works with mining companies on linking "inside the fence" employee protection initiatives to "outside the fence" community health programmes. This has led to increased company and employee awareness of workforce needs, resulting in scaled-up initiatives and amplified impact.
Supporting multinationals, particularly the extractive industries, in the area of social investment and performance is a central pillar of our work.
Underpinning this is our belief that these programmes should be of good value and high technical quality to achieve impact, while at the same time utilising local content and building capacity to ensure sustainable outcomes.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) take many forms. However, successful ones demonstrate a thorough understanding of both the public and private sectors and what each can bring to the table.
Montrose is experienced in brokering, managing and monitoring PPPs.
Protecting national and expatriate employees working in tropical disease endemic settings is a paramount concern for companies. Our thorough understanding of the epidemiology of communicable diseases means we are able to support corporations in the design and implementation of high impact but affordable disease control programmes.
Our work in this area has included:
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In Nigeria, Montrose has provided technical assistance and oversight on a major malaria project that is working in partnership with the local commercial sector to improve access to mosquito nets at retail level. This has included the review and redesign of the commercial sector support strategy, technical support on marketing, and carrying out a value chain analysis and making time-bound interventions to support the growth of the commercial sector. This work was framed using the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approach and is leading to a targeted, contextually relevant, intervention with increased positive outcomes.
In Mozambique, we have enabled a three-way partnership between civil society, the Ministry of Health and the private sector to reach a consensus on the best way to implement a procurement insurance mechanism delivering quick and effective health commodities funded through the GFATM. We have brokered and reinforced successful public and private relationships and enabled a streamlined intervention, encouraging the replication of such initiatives.
In Equatorial Guinea, we are managing BG Group's five-year social investment programme. Montrose has a very collaborative project development approach and we prioritise based on clients specifications to produce the highest impact within our given scope. This project will have a positive impact on the Sur region in Equatorial Guinea.
In Africa and Europe, we have worked extensively with Tullow Oil Uganda and Tullow Oil PLC on their employee protection mechanisms in the sector of health, particularly communicable diseases. These measures have successfully been implemented throughout the Tullow Corporation. Montrose is currently supporting Tullow to extend this programme beyond employees and their families.
Montrose aims to improve the efficiency and performance of civil society, steering them towards a result-focused approach.
Our team has long-standing experience providing consulting services, from establishment to successful growth, to civil society organisations, ranging from community-based organisations to major international NGOs. We have provided support in the following areas:
In addition, we provide business development services for NGOs that include: