novel & tested approach
Ara uses problem-driven approaches to solve complex development challenges. We understand that solution-based approaches that prescribe predetermined recipes do not always work in contexts with high risk and uncertainty. Politics often get in the way, instead of getting stuck and abandoning the process, we strategically find entry points to move forward with implementation.
We specialize in breaking down problems, engaging others, and mobilizing resources to get things done. Through broad engagement, we ensure that our work is practical, legitimate, and leaves behind long-lasting impact.
We facilitate the emergence of local solutions, bringing legitimacy to the process; learning along the way together to build local capabilities, and rapidly iterating to bring in new insights and coordinate with multiple agents to diffuse knowledge and grow.