Guiding you toward success

It’s one thing to design a good policy or program, it’s another to make it happen.


Local solutions

We facilitate the emergence of local solutions, bringing legitimacy to the process.

Engage with others

We engage broadly with stakeholders and actors to mobilize resources.

learn and iterate

We learn together along the way, building up local capabilities.

Scale and diffuse

We coordinate with multiple agents to diffuse knowledge.

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.

services to help you make a difference

Strategy development & reform implementation

Management coaching and advisory

Economic analysis & policy design

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies

Due diligence and corporate intelligence

Narrative crafting and stakeholder engagement

sectors we serve best

wind turbine

energy, climate & critical infrastructure

HN farmer - photo credit Cinthya Casco (2018)

workforce development & education


Private sector growth & development

lake yojoa area - credit hector emilio gonzalez

corporate environment, social, and governance

ship in port

economic growth & public finance

bay islands honduras

tourism & agriculture