Charlie Goldsmith Associates
We work with governments and others in post-conflict, fragile and emerging African countries to establish and sustain the “nuts and bolts” of public administration - practical and useful administrative and management systems, with technology that’s suitable for the context.
We often work particularly in the basic services sectors, but also work on cross-government governance and PFM systems and reforms.
Functional areas we specialise in include payroll, human resources and attendance management systems. Technical areas we work in include general tech4development, applications that are suitable for low-connectivity contexts, mobiles-for-development, and making use of mobile money at scale.
We invest in building the capacity of our government colleagues over the long term, and have a team of specialists in implementation support to help them. We have a strong in-house programming and technology team. We focus on a small number of countries, where we learn the language, get to know the culture, employ local and international colleagues on equal terms, and try to be decent corporate citizens. In short, we are the opposite of a “body shop”.