GFA concept and services

Digital technologies play a strong role in our services and our ambitions to always deliver excellence for our clients. We are already leading in embedding a number of digital technology solutions in our work, as we are continuously improving and innovating and strengthening our expertise in Digital for Development (D4D).

Fully endorsing the digital principles, we believe that digital technologies are an important platform and medium for advancing international development. We are convinced that the digital human interface holds the keys to a variety of sustainable development challenges. Our vision is to empower people through technology.

Our D4D expertise is matching demands for change in international development with digital technology solutions. We speak the language of beneficiaries, partners, donors and digital technology solution providers at the same time. We link key stakeholders and help developing the best digital solutions for local needs, balancing high-tech solutions with low-tech realities in our implementation countries. Financial, technical and organisational sustainability beyond a project context is very important to us. 


We are looking for technical partners to complement our services and to jointly develop and test innovations. We offer access to international development projects where proven digital technologies are scaled-up and new solutions can be piloted.

We are currently working in four clusters:

  1. Digital monitoring and evidence-based decision making – collecting, transforming and analyzing data for better decisions, mainly using activity, trans­action and survey data, as well as satellite, drone borne imagery and GIS
  2. Learning solutions – e-learning, m-learning and distance learning
  3. Mobile for development – e-extension, e-participation and m-health
  4. ICT sector support and innovations – support to governments in fostering innovation clusters, tech startups and advancing infrastructure and regulation

We typically cooperate with digital technology solution providers in four different ways in our projects:

  • Consortium for experienced companies with co-venturing
  • Sub-contracting usually for providers of specific digital technology solutions
  • Expert missions – short or long term, input-based with specific time and task planning
  • Research or test missions for innovative approaches and new technologies




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