In a developing environment, integrated development programmes occupy a pivotal role. Income enhancement is a positive and important indicator of poverty alleviation to which all development activities are addressed. Certain basic technical and socio-economic criteria can be employed - large scale, reaching the poor, providing easy access to savings and credit services, mechanisms for cost recovery and financial sustainability.
Consia understands the importance of formalising solid regional and/or national policies for micro-credit and poverty lending, removing the often-problematic issues of local budget decisions and ensuring greater scale and sustainability, as well as the sharing of best practice knowledge, and the inclusion of financial institutions as partners to augment the stakeholders with financial management and systems.
Consia has the competencies to best choose a tailor-made programme model, ensuring consensus building around the various actors/stakeholders involved and the necessary transfer of awareness and understanding; and the understanding of programmatic, institutional and financial issues associated with such projects, and provides constant programme impact and institutional development assessment needed.
What we offer
In order to facilitate the technology transfer process Consia is managing a Professional Training Unit that offers training courses in various fields for professionals from developing countries. The courses are normally held in Denmark in order to expose participants to current practices. In the planning and execution of the courses much emphasis is put on clarifying the needs and skills of the participants and identifying practices that can best be applied in their homelands. Workshops and seminars are therefore important part of courses.