We look beneath the surface to understand what makes projects work, what our clients really need and what the project development process demands. Working with the E Co. team means projects are approved more quickly with fewer revisions and more cost effectively than using individual consultants.
We employ an Agile methodology that involves the client as a partner from the beginning of an assignment. This approach ensures frequent feedback and maximises communication, and allows a rapid and collaborative response to evolving requirements.
Our team draws upon a wealth of in-country experience and uses an array of analytical tools and techniques to understand market conditions and stakeholder requirements, identify solutions and formulate projects. With every assignment, we have one thing front of mind – how to maximise success.
And by success, we mean developing projects that optimally:
We help clients think deeper, and are always ready to revisit initial assumptions as new information becomes available.
”Quickest PIF approval I've ever seen – it flew through with no comments from the GEF Sec.”
Our core service areas are: Market Assessment, Strategy Development and Project Formulation. We have experience across a broad range of low-carbon and climate-resilient project types, and have helped clients access multiple sources of climate finance. Please contact us to discuss how we can help with any aspect of your project or programme.
To create and sustainably transform markets, project developers must first understand how local markets currently function and where opportunities exist to strengthen them. A thorough market assessment establishes a strong foundation for strategy development and project formulation. It identifies delivery gaps, establishes the basis for new initiatives, and helps project sponsors understand how their activities may affect other stakeholders.
Our analytical expertise uncovers meaningful market insights and helps clients develop market creation and market transformation initiatives that really work.
An insightful strategy is essential for achieving high-level development objectives and lays the groundwork for effective project design. We help clients look at root causes and facilitate lasting change by designing intervention strategies that address existing market failures and promote market transformation. We combine inventive talent with structured bottom-up and top-down approaches to develop strategies that meet our clients’ needs.
Clients rely on our project design expertise to bridge the gap between good ideas and a fully funded project that delivers lasting results. A deep understanding of good practice in climate change mitigation and adaptation enables us to help clients design projects and programmes that exceed the expectations of both funders and implementing organisations. We have worked with a range of funders, so are experienced in meeting their specific organisational requirements. Based on an in-depth market analysis and a clear strategy, we identify outcomes, outputs and activities that will lead to long-term benefits.
Our extensive experience enables us to select the most appropriate tools and techniques to ensure we deliver the project design you are looking for. As needed, we can provide support with institutional issues such as choosing partners, finance mobilisation, budget designs, procurement and project management strategies.
We also provide training on project formulation, including GCF proposal development. For more information see here.