is an international consulting company with substantial and extensive
worldwide experience. We focus on rural development and work
both for the major aid donors and the private sector.
MASDAR expertise includes many aspects of agriculture, agro-industry and rural
development including Project Identification, Project Planning, Project
Financing and Project Implementation. Our portfolio of work over the last
30 years ranges from managing large scale commercial plantations to supporting
subsistance farmers and implementing donor-funded development projects.
involves many stakeholders, beneficiaries, implementing agencies, donors, lenders,
government institutions and non-government organisations. MASDAR
in its approach to development, delivering results and always seeking to optimise
the returns on the resources invested in any project.
Consultants are seasoned practitioners in their specialist fields, with relevant
academic qualifications and substantial experience, verified in the company’s
rigorous recruitment process.
have been responsible for managing and co-ordinating large and complex development
projects throughout the world. They are fully aware of the practical problems
that arise in transforming plans into reality.
administrative and support staff have been with the company for many years.
Their experience combined with the latest technology enables them to efficiently
provide effective logistical and demonstrative back up to projects, however
remote their location.
has developed a detailed,
succinct and comprehensive management system "The MASDAR Management
System" based on nearly 30 years experience of managing large development
core elements are:
Rolling Action Plans
Derived from the Project Logical Framework, this participatory system of target
setting and problem resolution empowers the team members and at the same time
enables them, the Team Leader, the Project Director and the Client to closely
monitor project progress against the Project Logical Framework. Variations are
identified at an early stage and corrective action initiated so that Project
Deliverables are delivered on time, to specification and within budget.
focuses on producing workable solutions through identifying constraining
factors early in the project, building capacity and then maximising the use of
local resources, physical, human and financial.
Effective can be summarised as “doing the right things”. By identifying the
issues confronting the people, activities are prioritised so that the issues are
addressed and solutions delivered.
levels of rural development activities have proved financially unsustainable.
Rural communities have not been adequately involved in the planning processes
with the result that they felt only limited ownership and responsibility for
sustaining and maintaining development activities. MASDAR
delivers sustainable development by fully involving the stakeholders in the
project from day one.
is widely acknowledged that Rural Development has three major components:
Development Projects can be targeted at any one component or a mixture of the
three. The MASDAR Group had the capability to cover all components of
MASDAR Group portfolio of work is extensive and covers projects in Africa, Asia
and the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Programmes, Plant Breeding, Improved Seed Production, New Technology,
Pest & Disease Control, Extension
Programmes, Improved Breeding, Nutrition, Pest & Disease Control,
Forestry, Inventory, Management, Research, Seedling Production, Social
& Water Conservation, Watershed Management
Policy, Information Systems, Early Warning Systems, Media Campaigns, Training
Policy, Institutional Development, Human Resource Development, Training
Trainers, Study Tours
Building, Organisation, Management, Training
Privatisation, Management Information Systems
Joint Ventures, Restructuring, Training, Management Information Systems