Crown Agents works in partnership with governments and public sector bodies to boost economic growth by transferring skills, ideas and materials. We help governments to improve governance, increase access to healthcare and reduce poverty.
Health systems strengthening
We design practical solutions that improve access to healthcare by building sustainable institutions, organisations, systems and human capacity.
We work with governments, non-governmental service providers and international donors, ensuring reliable health supply chain systems, designing governance arrangements, improving financial management and developing human resource strategies for the health sector.
Revenue and trade
We work with tax, customs and trade administrations to build their capacity and achieve lasting institutional improvement. Through the provision of our consultancy services for tax reform, customs modernisation, trade facilitation and supporting ICT, we collaboratively transfer the knowledge and skills required by our clients to transform their performance. This enables them to better support the wider public policy objectives of their governments including the fostering of enterprise; increases in international trade and investment flows; and public revenue growth, giving rise to better economic growth and development prospects.
Public expenditure management
We work with governments to ensure that their structures and processes for managing public expenditure are aligned to delivering strategic priorities effectively and efficiently. Our expertise is in planning and budgeting, accounting standards and statistical reporting, audit, forecasting, debt and cash management, procurement and strengthening parliamentary oversight.
Governance and public sector reform
We help governments to improve performance, meet policy objectives and meet the needs of their citizens. We work with central government, line ministries and the judiciary on institutional and organisational development, capacity building, human resource management, mentoring, appraisals and training programmes.
Aid effectiveness and aid management
With governments and donors we help to ensure that aid is effectively distributed to achieve growth and development. Donors value our practical understanding of the demands of forecasting and managing aid while recipients appreciate our knowledge of donor requirements. We unite economic, environmental and business agendas to achieve sustainability.
Crown Agents delivers transparent, accountable and value for money services that cover the entire supply chain from needs assessment to delivery and payments. We work collaboratively with our clients offering a completely flexible approach which allows them to choose which elements of their supply chain they want to entrust to us. We are experienced in all development sectors including engineering, crisis response, transport, agriculture, education and climate. We have a specific expertise in the health sector which builds and strengthens professional health supply systems.
Crown Agents Bank is the UK's leading bank for the disbursement of development aid and provides banking and other services to donors, governments, clients and other organisations. Among its specialist services is an international pension payments service to clients in thirty-five countries.
Through Crown Agents Investment Management, we provide portfolio investment management services for developing country governments, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.
Fund and grant management
We design, establish and manage grant-making and financing facilities across diverse sectors and regions. Our work is based on close collaboration with governments, donors, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, and civil society organisations. We aim to harness their skills and incentives to deliver sustainable development outcomes in all our fund and grant management programmes.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
We design PPP projects that will attract investment and involvement from the private sector, while also building local capacity. We work with clients to improve their ability to identify and establish viable PPP projects, to secure the necessary funding, and to ensure optimal value. We understand our clients, their needs, and the environment in which they operate - and we offer advice based on a deep knowledge of the successes and pitfalls of PPPs across the world.