Insight & Strategy Group

Whether a player in a global supply chain or a local business with a unique approach, I-DEV’s Insight & Strategy Group supports businesses in emerging markets to strengthen their operations, improve their impact, and develop the strategies needed to grow and scale successfully. A core part of this work involves understanding and working to strengthen local business ecosystems. To do this, I-DEV works closely with global corporations with interests in emerging markets, local SMEs, investors and development organizations.

Our Insight & Strategy services support the following clients:


Local SMEs, Social Enterprises, & Their Investors



  • Market Entry & Expansion Strategy
  • Operations Improvement & Breakeven Strategy
  • Supply Chain Strengthening & Quality Control
  • Restructuring & Turnaround of Underperforming SME investments (for emerging markets investors)

Global & Regional Corporations



  • Supply Chain Transparency, Traceability, & Impact Strategy
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Sourcing & Growth Strategy
  • Emerging Markets Entry & Partnerships Strategy
  • Social Enterprise & Impact Investing Strategy

International Development & INGOs



  • Value Chain Mapping, Market Analysis & Program Strategy
  • Building & Strengthening Market-Based Initiatives
  • Investment Investing Strategy
  • Incubator/Accelerator Design, Training & Business Coaching