Supporting human development globally
SEEK Development is a consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, dedicated to supporting and shaping human development globally.
We provide specialized support to leading institutions in global development in the areas of strategy and policy, organizational evaluation and development, knowledge generation and advocacy. Wherever possible, we combine our strategic and policy work with change management support to our clients to ensure that new strategies and policies are successfully implemented.
SEEK Development works primarily with international organizations, public sector and civil society institutions, foundations, and socially responsible enterprises. We place a specific focus on challenges and opportunities in global development, with sectoral expertise in public health, education, agriculture and sustainable business.
SEEK Development draws on deep content expertise in its areas of focus, and consolidated knowledge in strategy and policy, organizational development and change management, as well as evaluation and research methods.
UNGA 2015 - Report on Accountability for RMNCAH
Commissioned by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, SEEK developed a report on lessons learned and future directions on accountability for the health of women and children. Its findings will be presented at the 70th UN General Assembly.
Global Health Architecture
SEEK collaborated with Chatham House in the development of a report on the global health architecture. The report identifies priority areas for reform as the global health system confronts emerging challenges in the post-2015 era.
SEEK supported World Bank in drafting the Concept Note and Business Plan for proposed Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman, Every Child, including proposals for the governance structure and institutional role to be played by GFF. Strategic advice to World Bank on how to position GFF within the broader RMNCAH financing architecture and maximize its potential to mobilize international and domestic resources for RMNCAH, support countries transitioning to middle-income status, and streamline existing RMNCAH financing.
SEEK Development led a group of global health experts and economists, including former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, on a study published in the Lancet that finds a dramatic shortfall in donor funding for key global health issues. The study is available free of charge here
SEEK Development's background paper on the costs and benefits of education on health was presented at the side event of the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which provided key discussion inputs for the High Level Summit. The study, which was funded by Norad, finds substantial returns on health from investments in education and is now being prepared into a journal article.