Since its creation, Altai Consulting has completed over 40 projects in the area of capacity building, skills development and knowledge transfer. Engagements include public service delivery mapping and assessments, institutional assessments as well as capacity building of public and private counterparts in a wide variety of countries and contexts. In North Africa, Altai teams up with sister company Alumna (see: www.alumna.eu) that designs and delivers tailor-made training programs for public organizations and corporate clients.
As part of the WYG/UQ consortium that is implementing the Libyan Private Sector Development Institutions (LPSDI) Project, Altai Consulting has performed a comprehensive assessment of the skills and capacity of employees at four Libyan Chambers of Commerce (CoC) in Tripoli, Misrata, Benghazi, and Sabha. The assessment was conducted through a series of skills testing, self-assessment, and in-depth interviews with managers and employees at the four CoCs. Altai produced a skills assessment mapping as well as key findings and recommendations that were used by the LPSDI implementation team to design and carry out a successful targeted training package for employees at the CoCs, which led to follow up training work with the Chambers.
Altai Consulting has been contracted by the World Bank to analyse the needs in terms of skills of large upcoming mining and oil & gas investments in Afghanistan and to produce a skills strategy development (SSD) that allows matching of demand and supply on the resources skills sector. The work relied on data collection through in-depth qualitative interviews with educational institute administrators, students, potential employers and donors and was designed to inform upcoming government and donor investments and initiatives.
The purpose the Data Capabilities Assessment was to inform Purdue University and USDA on the present state of agricultural data collection, analysis, and dissemination efforts in the greater agricultural sector in Afghanistan, and in particular, at the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). More specifically, the assessment team evaluated the institutional capacity of MAIL and DAIL in five provinces for data collection and management, as well as a needs assessment to help aid its future data activities. Interviews also were conducted with donors, implementers, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to map and assess data available by bodies outside the ministry and if such efforts are useful to MAIL. The information collected through this process was used to propose a strategy to Purdue and USDA for a capacity building program with MAIL/DAIL to bolster the capacity of the ministry.