We manage large programmes and projects to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity around the world.
We are a not-for-profit business which empowers leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and countries. These leaders could be heads of state or school teachers, global companies or local entrepreneurs, partners or donors.
We’ve been innovating since 1833, but we know the pace of change hasn’t always been quick enough. Today we’re investigating the potential of frontier technologies to help accelerate that change for our partners.
Our Japanese office was founded in 1967 to procure and inspect Japanese products for our programmes around the world. In 1987, the Japanese government appointed us as procurement agent for Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), and we have been working closely with the government and other international donors ever since.
We are partners
We work with NGOs, donors and governments, to empower leaders to find solutions. Local concerns are at the heart of our approach. We create projects which have a life of their own, beyond our input.
We are ambitious
We have to be to deliver life-saving drugs successfully across 80% of South Sudan. Or secure 40% savings on Ukraine’s health procurement budget, saving money to treat more patients. Or get 4,000 aid consignments into Syria since the conflict began in the most transparent and accountable way.
We are trusted
We’ve been described as ‘honesty for hire’. We understand the burden of risk and the value of honesty. That’s why we invest in our integrity.
We are support
When a crisis unfolds, our focus on long-term change gives way to supporting people to get through the day. But the day after work begins on restoring self-sufficiency.