Research & Advisory

Scaled Impact runs projects on its own and on behalf of clients. To investigate more deeply, to clarify questions and to structure operations
A strategy engagement is usually the start of a long-term project development cycle
Selected projects
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Structuring renewable energy development spend

  • The renewable energy industry is investing steadily in the 'solar corridor' running across the Northern Cape province in South Africa

  • Scaled Impact structured an optimal approach to long-term social and economic development in the region

  • Viable, long-term development paths were identified, mapping possible paths to combine resources and skills development 

  • Regional actors and stakeholders were engaged to convert insights and analysis into a pipeline of structured implementation projects

  • Asset and skills investment priorities were identified to put the region on a higher level growth and inclusive development path  
     

  • Scaled Impact is driving implementation of the projects in partnerships with energy companies, investors, government agencies and other actors

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Understanding constraints to the Ugandan Arabica coffee sector 

  • Uganda has the highest concentration of coffee farmers in the world, but premiums from the sector are not as high as other East African countries

  • Scaled Impact analysed the root causes of this under-performance, identified ways to overcome them and defined a future development path
     

  • A combination of asset investments and market development mechanisms were recommended together with potential owners and sources of funding
     

  • Recommendations included developing a unique brand for coffee produced in Uganda, establishing a market mediator between local and international players and rolling out washing stations in the west
     

  • Research was conducted together with Kellogg Business School and the on behalf of the International Growth Centre of the London School of Economics

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Realizing the development potential of the global mining sector 

  • The mining industry spends half a trillion US$ every year worldwide on host-country staff, local procurement and community investments

  • Countries with mining industries perform better on the Sustainable Development Goals than those without

  • The risks of being drawn into conflict or causing environmental damage are acute, but can be managed over the total mine lifecycle

  • The report identified strategies to maximize mining's development impact, matching engagements to the right levels of development and governance capability

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