CARLA Int’l works with organisations in understanding poverty related issues and providing effective solutions for those problems. Our socio-economic approach is based on understanding the importance of the social, cultural and political context in project and programme design. Through the use of situation analysis, participatory consultation and ethnomethodology, we provide an understanding of the impact that development initiatives will have on particular groups, and develop innovative strategies that offers a holistic and sustainable means for communities to reduce poverty and improve their wellbeing.
Socio-economic Research and Analysis…
At CARLA Int’l we recognise the importance in analysing and understanding the structures, attitudes, norms and behaviours that motivate and constrain individuals, households and groups in society, in order to understand the barriers that some groups face in accessing resources and opportunities.

Programme and Project Design …
Taking a socio-economic perspective that uses our sustainable livelihood and wellbeing framework, CARLA Int’l provides expertise in developing projects and programmes aimed at addressing the highest priority needs of marginalised communities.

Programme and Project Implementation …
CARLA Int’l understands that there is more to a development project than delivering a solution. Our consultants identify our clients’ strategic options and, using the Project Cycle Management approach, deliver a course of action appropriate to the conditions on the ground.

Monitoring and Evaluation…
Our socio-economic approach emphasises the importance of high quality social and cultural analysis in monitoring and evaluating the contribution of development interventions to poverty reduction and the impacts they have on particular groups.

Professional Development…
CARLA Int’l works with organisations and individuals to strengthen their capacity to work in the area of poverty reduction in the UK and internationally. We provide consultation, workshops and training to equip them to design and deliver effective services to reduce poverty.

Business for Development (CSR)…
CARLA Int’l works with businesses to create positive development gains that generate profit, have a lasting impact and allow otherwise poor people to play a significant role that helps them to make their own way out of poverty.
International development is now looking to businesses as the engine of international development. Business for development is looking past philanthropy and beyond social responsibility CSR to an inclusive business model approach. The inclusive business contrasts with isolated corporate social responsibility CSR as it is a business strategy for increasing the incomes of the poorest and most marginalised groups and promoting growth by including them in global value chains.

The inclusive business model can be included in businesses corporate social responsibility strategies CSR, however goes deeper that corporate social responsibility by including the poor in the value chains of the organisation. It is about utilising the poor as employees, producers and consumers, there engaging with the poor stimulates growth, income and profit. To this end, CARLA International offers consultative services for organisations with an interest in corporate social responsibility, in order that they can engage with communities that they impact as producers, employees and consumers. As experts in international development, we can provide international development training courses and international development workshops for employees and management, in order to facilitate a greater understanding of the interrelatedness of their business, international development and affected communities. 
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• Global Prosperity Wonkcast: Development Impact Bonds

• Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds - Full Report

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