Expertise

Rural development

Edburgh consultants’ strength is in focusing on interconnected aspects of agriculture and rural systems in order to bring about sustainable social and economic development of rural areas.
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Education

Improving education, and particularly girls' education, has far reaching socio-economic benefits. Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Over a period of more than 20 years Edburgh consultants has built a strong reputation in the field of education, having successfully completed a large number of diverse projects involving each stage of the project cycle, and taking place in all parts of the world.

Universal Primary Education is one of the eight international Millennium Development Goals, towards which progress has been made in the past decade, though barriers still remain. Securing charitable funding from prospective donors is one particularly persistent problem. Researchers at the have indicated that the main obstacles to receiving more funding for education include conflicting donor priorities, an immature aid architecture, and a lack of evidence and advocacy for the issue. Additionally, corruption in the education sector is a major stumbling block to achieving Universal Primary Education in Africa. Indigenous governments are reluctant to take on the recurrent costs involved. There is economic pressure from those parents who prefer their children to earn money in the short term rather than work towards the long-term benefits of education.
Stronger capacities in educational planning and management may have an important spill-over effect on the system as a whole. Sustainable capacity development requires complex interventions at the institutional, organizational and individual levels.
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Culture

The promotion of cultural expression is broadly recognised as an instrument of human development and credited with improving social cohesion and economic growth. Edburgh consultants has productively worked in this field and remains interested in working on projects in the field of culture, focused on its role as a force for development.

Culture combines fields as political economy, communication, education, sociology, social theory, literary theory, media theory, film/video studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy, museum studies and art history. Studies often concentrate on how particular phenomena relate to matters of ideology, nationality, ethnicity, social class, and/or gender.
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Civil society

Civil society Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business Edburgh consultants values the importance of involving Civil Society to promote more general elements as such as freedom of speech, an independent judiciary, etc, that make up a democratic society"
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Health

The causes of poor performance of health systems are multiple and inter connected. The strength of Edburgh lies in its ability to understand the complexities of the public and mother and child health sector and to provide advice and support from the macro level of health policy and sector wide reform to the micro level of health services delivery.
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Governance

Democracy and Good Governance refer to the degree of transparency of a country’s institutions. Governance is closely linked to civil Society. Good governance promotes equity, participation, an independent judiciary, pluralism, transparency, accountability and the rule of law. Edburgh consultants has successfully implemented a variety of projects in this field worldwide.
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Human Rights

Human rights are fundamental rights for all human beings. They are universal and egalitarian. The respect for human rights, human dignity and equality are basic values of a well-functioning state. Topics Edburgh consultants focuses on are: women and child abuse and trafficking; gender; migration, refugees, and displaced persons; ethnic minorities/indigenous communities.
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