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Thematic areas - focus on core development topics

Providing an independent expert perspective, the joyn-coop consultancy focuses on the following key topics:

Financial sector development

Offering advice for building inclusive financial sectors, both from a sector and an institutional perspective. Assisting the customer-oriented development of local financial systems and microfinance institutions as well as the development of new approaches, such as microinsurance for specific target groups (more).

Local development

Assisting local development from both business and administration perspectives. We create solutions that promote local economic development and strengthen the political, administrative, and fiscal capacity of local authorities (more).

Conflict and fragility

Supporting clients in developing and evaluating adequate project designs for situations of fragile statehood. We develop and apply methods and tools for conflict prevention as a cross-cutting issue (more).

Climate change and development

Assisting clients with mitigation and adaptation strategies. We advice on organizational carbon reduction strategies, on projects to improve energy efficiency and on the introduction of renewable energies (more).

To strengthen scale and sustainability of development projects and interventions, we focus on the following cross-cutting strategies: innovative development finance and inclusive business to enlarge outreach and mobilize additional resources, agribusiness and employment promotion to enhance livelihoods as well as healthy living and life skills to increase capabilities.