We offer creative solutions that have helped hundreds of international, national and local government institutions and agencies. We also work with companies across all European geographies and economic sectors to develop and execute winning strategies for sustainable growth and socio-economic prosperity. Our strategists can understand and adapt to a broad range of strategic environments which can require distinct approaches and capabilities. Our assistance to decision makers includes analytical work, forecasting, interview programmes, focus groups and other methodological tools for the development of strategic objectives and measures as well as shaping and drafting strategic documents.
We assist European, national and local governments, which are facing growing pressure to deliver more and better for less. As public sector organisations are facing complex and rapidly increasing economic, social and environmental challenges, we can help them to develop the evidence-based policy toolbox. We carry out evaluation and policy analysis at various stages of the policy cycle: at the beginning – ex-ante, in the middle of implementation or at the end of a programme – ex post. We undertake sectorial evaluations in different policy fields and horizontal evaluations that cut across different policies. We use a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods involving relevant stakeholders and society in the evaluation process.
Our feasibility studies and cost benefit analyses provide a valuable reality check for our clients’ projects. Starting with the status quo, we estimate the potential of public infrastructure projects or social initiatives to ensure they are realistic, fundable and socio-economically sustainable. We offer in-depth analysis of both our clients’ current business along with a full comparison of potential future alternative solutions. Cost-benefit analysis compares the costs and benefits of an intervention, where both are expressed in monetary units, including such externalities as negative environment impact and social factors.
We help our clients to mobilize for change and navigate uncertainty, by assisting businesses to achieve productivity, sustained and profitable growth, and advising and coaching public institutions on how to make processes efficient, transparent and lean. We use a variety of tools and techniques depending on the situation and needs of our customers. International organisation standards for process management, lean solutions, and balanced scoreboard techniques are the most common tools in our process management services.
Technical Assistance Alliance helps non-profits, municipalities, universities as well as SMEs and large businesses to reach their goals by providing project assistance. We provide grant application writing, state of the art research, gap analysis, needs assessments along with screening of funding opportunities for various international programmes such as H2020, SME instrument, Innovation Fund, Restructurisation fund, COST, Interreg Europe, and Cross border programs as well and national investment programmes. We can assist in all aspects of project implementation from initial concept stage to implementation, administration and monitoring of desired outcomes.
For services and technical assistance our clients can draw on our existing knowledge and experience. In our socioeconomic and policy research projects we push the boundaries and apply latest thinking and leading-edge techniques. Our projects are funded by European initiatives such as Horizon 2020, FP7, FP6, Interreg cooperation programs, as well as national research grants. Alliance members are continuously involved in a number of research projects with partners across Europe, and disseminate the network’s research findings to the private and policy sectors.