- Value Chain Analysis
- Entrepreneurship Development
- Program Design and Management
- Training programs for economic development
- Monitoring and Evaluation
Value Chain Analysis
We look at the value chains of agricultural products from seed supply and production all the way to processing and export. We work with local industry stakeholders to analyze the overall market and develop a strategy for upgrading the commodities’ global value chain by providing a detailed road map for recommendations’ implementation.
We work with communities to identify and set up entrepreneurship and technical training programs to provide opportunities and enable economic growth. We specialize in programs that empower youth and women using key economic drivers of the market. Our examples of Entrepreneurship development activities can be summarized in:
Program Design and Management
We have experience managing global teams in various sectors, and designing strategies to meet our clients’ needs. Our proven and rigorous approach to program and project management is based on the principles of communication, accountability and risk management.
We work with organizations to create, implement, track, and evaluate new or existing programs to ensure that they are effectively carrying out their mission and vision. We have the experience in coordinating small and large projects/programs. From planning to implementation, we can step in at any stage of a program/ project and manage it through its successful completion.
Our work under this category involves among others:
Training Programs for Economic Development
Octopus can help you build capacity in your organization. We provide training in monitoring and evaluation techniques, appraisal and risk management, and public-private partnerships.
At Octopus, we believe each local and regional economy faces unique obstacles to achieving inclusive, stable and sustainable economic growth. Governments and other stakeholders must make evidence-based policy decisions in order to attract capital investment, foster local entrepreneurship, and develop a skilled and productive workforce – all essential to a prosperous economy. Octopus Consulting and Insight empowers clients in the public sector, private and multinational organizations with the data and analysis necessary to design and implement strategies that transform communities by overcoming economic development challenges. We serve as partners to communities seeking to enhance their regional competitiveness, understand and improve labor market conditions, and diversify the industrial makeup of the local economy. Examples of our work in this area include the following: