Accountable and inclusive institutions are vital in ensuring citizens' rights, as well as an enabling business environment. Our expertise covers the scale of governance related issues in conflict and post-conflict areas, and in low, middle-income and high-income countries.
Our integrated approach to the urgent action needed to combat climate change and its impact, is to address the issues of environment, natural resources, and climate change on the basis of their inherent interconnectedness through coordinated solutions and international cooperation.
At the centre of sustainable business lies the building of resilient infrastructures, investing in inclusive and sustainable innovation and businesses, and responsible business conduct to ensure full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Universal and equal access to quality education and health services is crucial in reducing inequalities within and among countries. Health and education are key underlying factors in ending poverty and hunger, as well as in promoting social development and economic growth.
The majority of developing nations experience great inequalities between rural and urban populations, especially regarding access to quality and affordable education and health services, clean water and sustainable energy, and livelihoods and food security.
NCG is currently leading, or part of, five consortia managing Sida framework agreements on human rights, democratic governance, gender equality, results-based management, and evaluations.
NCG is currently involved in DFID framework agreements on governance and security, and empowerment and accountability.
NCG is currently involved in two EU framework contracts to supply short term services to countries benefiting from European Commission external aid.
EU Support PackageNCG is leader of the Consortium, consisting of NCG, the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the German Institute for Human Rights, that manages the EU service contract, Support Package for EU Delegations on the Implementation of a Rights-Based Approach to Development (RBA), and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
The overall objective of the services is to contribute to the advancement of human rights in all EU external cooperation instruments and across development cooperation sectors, through the rolling out of the Human Rights Support package that, in broad terms, will:
- Provide training and technical assistance to global EU delegations and headquarters on the implementation of a RBA to development cooperation
- Support the preparation of EIDHR calls through identification of priorities, drafting of guidelines for the help desk, and assessment of proposals
- Provide training to EU delegations on human rights defenders (HRD) and existing support mechanisms, and strategies for countering threats and risks