In Mesopartner we combine three different kinds of work.
Firstly, we build capacity for development. Sometimes this is done by leading a team to conduct a diagnosis, upgrading processes, hosting an event, or by offering capacity building and coaching and mentoring services.
Secondly, we conduct research. This can take the form of literature reviews on academic bodies of knowledge that are relevant for economic development or action research to develop practical answers. The results of these research activities are captured in publications, new or improved methods, robust tools, capacity building and modules, podcasts or policy recommendations.
The third area of our work involves developing new tools and instruments that translate the theoretical understanding of a concept into a practically applicable method. We use academic theory as well as our own research work, combined with our practical experiences as well as our engagement in the international discussion on better development cooperation to identify areas were new tools and instruments can add value.