our work

our expertise

The broad professional experience of Syntesia’s founding partners spans multiple policy and development areas:

From industrial policies to health and consumer protection.

From private sector development and enabling business environment to gender integration.

From taxation to energy policies and environmental sustainability.

From financial inclusion and social policies to structural funds programming and macroeconomic financial assistance.

The comprehensive, on-the-ground experience of Syntesia’s founding partners covers over 80 countries worldwide. In addition to the EU and the United Kingdom, their combined geographical scope primarily includes Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but also the Middle East and North Africa, as well as South and East Asia, and the Caribbean.

Syntesia’s founding partners have led or participated in more than 100 assignments, including the management of complex projects worth over EUR 800,000, for numerous clients, including European institutions and international organization, as well as private sector entities at various levels:

At the EU level, Syntesia’s founding partners have carried out over 50 assignments for the European Commission, working with several Directorates-General (e.g. Taxation and Customs, SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Health and Food Safety, Economic and Financial Affairs, Enlargement, International Partnerships). In addition, they have worked for the European Parliament (e.g. Committee on Budget) as well as various EU agencies (e.g. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) and other entities (e.g. European Economic and Social Committee).

At the international level, Syntesia’s founding partners have implemented numerous assignments for the World Bank Group (notably International Finance Corporation, but also World Bank), United Nations agencies (namely UN Capital Development Fund and UN High Commissioner for Refugees), regional development banks (African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank), international and regional organizations (e.g. Economic Community of West African States, East African Community, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), and foundations (e.g. Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation).

In Italy, Syntesia’s founding partners have collaborated with the Cabinet Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior.

Finally, Syntesia’s founding partners have worked for private sector clients, including trade associations, consulting bodies and research centers, and multinational companies in regulated sectors.

our services

Syntesia provides transversal support across a wide range of policy and development areas for institutional and private clients at the international, regional and national levels:

We evaluate projects, programs and strategies based on the traditional evaluation criteria and different cross-cutting areas (e.g. gender, environmental sustainability), as well as provide support for implementation and monitoring.

We prepare regulatory impact assessments that thoroughly define the problems at stake and the challenges to be addressed, develop scenarios and identify actionable policy options.

We measure the economic and social impact of initiatives funded by development partners.

We carry out market assessments and sector analyses.

We run economic forecasts and undertake foresight analyses.

We provide intelligence on regulatory frameworks and their future developments.

We offer capacity building support on policy making for both public and private institutions.

We prepare risk analyses and assessments of local business environments, and scout business opportunities in emerging markets.

We assist clients in their consultation, advocacy and communication activities.

our methods

We build theory of change frameworks and define measurable indicators.

We organize primary data collection activities by means of small- and large-scale surveys, structured interview programs and interactive focus group discussions.

We engage with stakeholders at all levels, including policy makers, support/representative associations and final beneficiaries.

We rely on a toolbox of both quantitative and qualitative methods for analyzing and triangulating primary and secondary data, measuring results and forecasting future trends.

We summarize findings and recommendations in detailed and illustrative reports and presentations.

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