For NCG Growth and Development encompass the following sectors:

  • Social development: education, training, health incl. HIV/AIDS
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Business and private sector development
  • Water & sanitation
  • Renewable energy
  • Transport

NCG has the in-house expertise and an extended network of collaborating partners, which enables us to address each sector individually as well as the interlinkage between the sectors. As an example comprehensive rural development comprises elements of all the above-mentioned sectors. Some sectors have derived effects on other sectors. Transport is a vital ‘enabling’ component of a developing country economy that contributes substantially to the achievement of economic growth and poverty reduction, while also facilitating access to health, education, markets; and promoting trade, and national and regional integration. Energy services are also essential for production, cold storage, and processing – including food processing, which requires high hygienic standards, i.e. clean water and proper sanitation facilities. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries are also highly interlinked with business and private sector development.

NCG offers a wide array of services related to Growth and Development. These include policy, legislation, regulation, and public financial management aspects and associated reform measures based on policymakers’ perception and context analyses. We are also experienced in national and local level planning and formulation of programmes based on technical and financial feasibility studies including institutional, socio-economic, environmental, and climate change aspects – resulting in such aspects being mainstreamed into the programmes. NCG provides operational support during programme implementation, which may include institutional development and capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Besides programme formulation, NCG consultants have competence in conducting appraisals, reviews, and evaluations. They are also well acquainted with the sector wide approach and the five principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.