Investment Design and Program Management

Square Circle works closely with our development partners to design investments and programs that bring about sustainable and inclusive impact.

Our experience in a range of complex environments, coupled with our deep knowledge of the broader ‘development’ context, means that our approach to investment design and implementation meets the needs of diverse stakeholders. A key part of how we do this is to include the intended beneficiaries of development programming into the design phase, helping to ensure that local knowledge informs the theory of change and program design.

We also understand that change is not linear, nor does it happen in a vacuum. A core part of our approach to investment design and implementation is to incorporate adaptive programming methodologies, where experimentation and learning are integrated throughout the program lifecycle. This approach enables space to recognise the different and sometimes divergent perspectives of stakeholders, the social, economic and cultural conditions ‘on the ground’, and the challenges and opportunities involved in trying to build consensus.

As experts in digital facilitation and collaboration, Square Circles approach to investment design and program management also supports remote engagement.

Central to all of our design and implementation work is the forging of long-lasting partnerships with our clients, stakeholders and the communities in which we work.

Square Circle calls on a wide and deep network of local and international experts across the development spectrum to support our programs. Our team of researchers, academics and practitioners are highly experienced working dialogically across cultures, geographies and scales to foster new insight and enable sustainable and inclusive impact.

Square Circle believes that local voices should be prominent when development challenges and pathways for change are nominated and prioritised.