SB Consulting (SBC4D) specializes in research & development, program management and execution in the ICTD sector. Core staff and consultants have decades of experience in programs and projects in the ICT for Social and Economic development domain, with a special focus on mobile and voice technologies (surveys, mobile data collection, polling, citizen journalism, etc.), and on Agriculture, Education, Open Governance and Open Data.

Services

(a) ICTD Strategy
ICTD strategy definition is one of our core competency and expertise that applies to all types of organizations (corporations, government, NGOs, etc.). This covers a wide range of services from strategies to develop ICTD sector, and local innovation, to mainstreaming technology in operation, to collecting data and measuring impact, to opening and releasing data to the public.

(b) Research

We engage in research activities particularly on adapting existing technologies to work for ICTD landscape.

Research Studies: Research is our core activity and we have been managing or contributed to various research studies related to Communities and Mobile Services Opportunities in African Society, Mobile Entrepreneurship (in Rwanda(*), Ghana(*),Senegal(*), Kenya(*)), Open Government Data feasibility studies (Ghana(*), Chile (*), Indonesia(*), India ), State of the art on Data Collection Tools(*) to name a few.

(*): Web Foundation’s publications that we led or contributed to

(c) Management
Project management is our core strength. Our staff is managing big multi-partnership projects such as EU-funded VOICES project. Our expertise is both on building such partnership and driving them, with expertise in heterogeneous partnership with academic, commercial & civil society from both developed and developing countries.

(d) Development
Development, Deployment and Assistance: We have a specific expertise in service development and deployment. This includes requirements gathering, development, deployment & hosting, inclusive of technical and financial aspects.

Geography

SBC4D has an important network of contacts all over the developing World.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK OR HAVE WORKED IN

  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Nigeria
  • Indonesia
  • Sénégal
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • India
  • Liberia

COUNTRIES WHERE WE ACTIVELY ENGAGE WITH DIFFERENT SECTORS (CIVIL SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT, OPERATORS, ETC.)

  • Mozambique
  • Cameroon
  • South Africa
  • Uruguay
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

COUNTRIES WHERE WE ARE EXPANDING OUR NETWORK OF ACTIVITIES

  • Madagascar
  • Niger
  • Mauritania
  • Ivory Coast
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Morocco
  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti