Nataij has developed a broad spectrum of expertise in supporting organizations and projects in the practice areas of • project design and management • capacity assessment and building • monitoring and evaluation • knowledge management and innovation • gender mainstreaming and environmental and social safeguards • and urban resilience and sustainability. Check out our project portfolio to see examples of our past work in these areas.
The Nataij team has extensive knowledge of project design and management, particularly within the context of multilateral donor-funded interventions. We help clients identify, prepare, and appraise projects; conduct feasibility studies; understand and articulate a theory of change; and develop concept notes and full proposals. Our goal is to ensure that your ideas are transformed into bankable projects.
Nataij supports clients in building the necessary fiduciary, environmental, and social capacity to meet international best practices. We conduct gap analyses and help set up operational processes. Recently, Nataij supported the Micronesia Conservation Trust in designing anti-money laundering and anti-financing of terrorism policies, strengthening the public’s accessibility of information to its grant procedures, and enhancing its grievance mechanism.
Nataij works with clients to improve the environmental and social (E&S) outcomes of their interventions by offering guidance in the development and implementation of gender action plans and E&S risk screenings, assessments, and management systems.
The Nataij team enhances evidence-based decision making by supporting clients in developing results-oriented measurement frameworks; establishing appropriate indicators and baselines to assess performance and relevance of outputs, outcomes, and impacts; and designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and tools.
At Nataij, we define knowledge management (KM) as the process of capturing, generating, sharing, and using data or information effectively. We work with clients to integrate KM systems across their organization or within specific projects. The Nataij team also develops specific KM products, such as case studies, analytical reports, and online platforms, and supports database design.
Nataij has been commissioned by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to conduct urban sustainability baseline studies. Our most recent study centered on the six countries in the East African Community and aims to support the preparation of project proposals for GEF-7, which will integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation perspectives into urban development. The study was presented at the Sustainable Energy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda (March 2018) and can be found here.