WISE Development International – Transforming Women’s Lives

WISE DEVELOPMENT is an accomplished group of specialists who support international agencies, governments and NGOs to achieve progress in gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls.

Since our establishment in 2000, we have brought together people and organisations across the world who have the first rate experience and specialist knowledge to drive forward gender equality.

By working in partnership, WISE DEVELOPMENT delivers services that make a tangible and sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls.

ABOUT US

WISE DEVELOPMENT services are delivered by an accomplished group of specialists in gender equality, whose collective and individual aspiration is to improve women’s lives.

With a core team of Directors and Principal Consultants, supported by a global network of associates who are recognised experts in their fields, WISE DEVELOPMENT has built a strong reputation for supporting international agencies, Governments and NGOs to make real progress towards achieving gender equality, and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls.

In 2015, WISE DEVELOPMENT joined Health Partners International (HPI) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. HPI is a partnership that specialises in systems, governance and community engagement working in low- and middle-income countries. HPI has delivered over 200 health projects in 40 countries over the last two decades, many of these in challenging, complex and fragile environments. As a UK registered company, HPI operates as a social enterprise that is owned by the people who do the work.

 

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ASSOCIATES

WISE DEVELOPMENT is supported by a global network of associates who are recognised experts in their fields.

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WISE DEVELOPMENT NEWS AND RESOURCES

WISE DEVELOPMENT firmly believes in the power of partnerships, collaboration and co-creation. Through sharing information, contacts and resources, we can work together to elevate both the perception and the position of women and girls globally.

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OUR HISTORY

WISE DEVELOPMENT  was started in 2000 by Caroline Pinder, and since then has gained a global reputation for consultancy expertise in gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Over the years WISE DEVELOPMENT has brought in consultants from both developing and developed countries, and worked on programmes funded by multi-laterals such as the World Bank and IFC, bi-lateral agencies such as DFID and SIDA, and international NGOs such as CARE and Concern.

 

Founder Caroline Pinder is now moving towards retirement and in 2014 brought in two co-directors to WISE DEVELOPMENT, Georgia Taylor and Dinah Bennett, both with extensive experience in all aspects of development, but always with a special focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Under this broader management, WISE DEVELOPMENT  is expanding, making stronger links with consultants and women’s networks around the globe, and continuing to provide high quality expertise to development programmes.