QED's economic growth (EG) practice provides innovative and practical solutions to problems affecting those who are disadvantaged by a lack of income generation, food security, access to markets, financial services, business development services, and a favorable enabling environment. By integrating our award winning knowledge management and monitoring and evaluation services into our projects, we create flexible, tailored approaches to meet our clients’ needs and achieve superior results.
QED facilitates the provision of services to the underserved, improves market linkages, enhances income generation, and strengthens human capacity and local institutions. Building on our U.S. domestic and international experience, knowledge base, and lessons learned, we apply our core services of long- and short-term technical assistance, knowledge management; facilitation, professional development; and public outreach and communications to its economic growth projects.
We give clients the tools they need to:
- Strengthen enterprise creation, growth, and sustainability
- Build human and institutional capacity
- Improve access to and provision of financial services
- Expand Micro/SME finance, rural and agricultural lending
- Enhance provision of targeted business development services
- Share project success and expertise among client stakeholders
To give our clients access to short- and long-term know-how to address a wide-range of needs in all corners of the globe we draw from our talented pool of in-house and consultant experts. QED has provided direct technical assistance and performed EG sector assessments in Central/Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.