Global Development

Addressing the world’s toughest global challenges with cross-sector solutions.

Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement (PSE)

Today’s global development challenges demand fresh approaches that engage governments, donors, civil society, and the private sector as partners. While the imperative for collaboration is clear, the reality is that building and managing impactful partnerships is extremely difficult and time-consuming. Picking the right partners and the right partnership opportunities are critical to success.

For more than a decade, SSG has been helping clients design, build, and manage award-winning partnerships to tackle the biggest challenges in global development. Our nimble Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Team helps clients develop strategies around the effective use of shared value partnerships. But we don’t stop with strategy. We broker partnerships. We manage. We amplify impact.

Partnership and PSE Strategy Development

SSG helps development organizations and companies create partnership strategies that that are actionable and tangible. We have the analytical tools, the experienced team and deep networks to uncover strategic shared value partnership opportunities in frontier markets in any sector, from health to education to climate change.

PSE and Partnerships Training

As budgets decrease and expectations increase, development organizations know that properly incentivized and facilitated private sector-led development has the potential to transform societies. We design and deliver compelling PSE and partnership training programs that increase a team’s competence and confidence to drive greater impact across a variety of sectors and industries.

Partnership Facilitation and Brokering

Negotiating a partnership is a complex undertaking. Business and development organizations speak different languages and have different priorities and timelines. SSG’s experience in partnership brokering and facilitation helps clients bridge the gap, translating needs and good ideas to get everyone to Yes.

Incubate and Implement Collective Impact Initiatives

Building and managing collective impact initiatives is complex, risky and time-consuming. As an experienced and trusted advisor, SSG incubates and implements collective impact initiatives, providing clients end-to-end support. We convene. We facilitate. We provide project management and evaluation support. Our professional staff handles the details of operations, partner coordination, and relationship management, so that our clients can focus on making a difference.