of development practitioners and organizations passionate about supporting and facilitating adaptive approaches to identify locally driven and innovative solutions to complex social development and democratic governance problems.
Doing Development Differently and Problem-driven Approches for Social Change. We facilitate participatory processes for designing adaptive portfolios of development solutions to be tested with our clients and partners. In addition, we conduct problem-driven political economy analysis and integrate them into the design monitoring and learning systems for adaptive management.
development partners, local governments and government agencies, the private sector, foundations, NGOs and policy research organizations to support adaptive programme design and implementation.
in Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In addition, we have conducted show-term assignments with partners in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Somalia, Honduras, Serbia and Albania.
Arnaldo is a senior researcher in the team led by Akanksha Bapna studying the edtech innovation ecosystem in Bangladesh as part of EdTech Hub programme. The aim of the project is to understand system-level factors and behaviours that enable or constrain edtech innovations to develop and scale. The research involves collaboration with HundrED.org in Finland and a2i in Bangladesh at includes testing the research methods that draw from systems thinking theories and principles.
Client : ODI Funder : FCDO Duration : 07/2022-12/2023
Arnaldo led the design and implementation of an Outcome Harvesting exercise to assess the contribution of the KIAT programme to the strengthening of the quality of infrastructure investment enabling environment in Indonesia.
Client : Cardno. Funder : DFAT. Duration : 02-05/2022
Client : ODI/OPML Funder : FCDO Duration : 07/2019-03/2020
Client : Fingo Duration : 10/2021-03/2022
- Facilitating the design of eight country portfolios
- Identifying learning measures to be tracked during implementation
- Facilitating portfolio sensemaking workshops
Client : BRAC International Duration : 01-12/2022
Client : GIZ International Services Duration : 02-08/2021
Co-founder and director of Capability
Arnaldo is a founding partner of Capability. Over the past twenty years, he has been involved in designing, monitoring, and implementing social development and democratic programmes seeking to strengthen public services delivery and the contribution of different forms of evidence to policy processes.
Arnaldo has extensive experience in context analysis and political economy analysis to help inform programme design and implementation. He has facilitated and supported the design of monitoring, learning and evaluation systems for adaptive management. Arnaldo has spent 15 years living and working in Nepal, Cambodia, Viet Nam the Philippines and Indonesia.
Co-founder of Capability
Katia is a founding partner of Capability. Ashe is an ecologist, international development cooperation practitioner and entrepreneur with fifteen ears of experience in environmental governance and policy. She has worked and lived in Nepal, Cambodia, Viet Nam, the Philippines and Indonesia. She is currently working with Plan International Finland and advising their programme strategy and practice for climate change adaptation. Katja is a life-long learner pursuing a master’s degree in degrowth and is also involved in the warm data international community of practice