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SMD Policy Management Group, is a bilingual international consultancy firm with its primary focus in Managing for Development Results (MfDR). The firm has its regional office based in Dakar, Senegal, its country office in The Gambia and has country representatives across the sub-region. The firm boasts a network of over 70+ international experts with decades experience in a wide range of development and management fields including:

  • Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Strategic and Operational Planning;
  • Public Policy;
  • Programme and Project Management;
  • Leadership and Change Management;
  • Public Procurement Management;
  • Public Financial Management;

Since 2014, The SMD Group has been involved in implementing initiatives funded through the cooperation of international financial institutions such as The World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), bilateral development partners and a wide range of government institutions, NGOs and Projects. Our associates are recognized world-wide for their expertise in institutional capacity building and implementing development reforms especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

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our mission


We make use of our experience and expertise to assist governments, public institutions and non-governmental organizations to implement results-based management strategies through:

  • Training and Capacity development;
  • Technical assistance;
  • Research and Technical studies;

We deliver tailor-made solutions to alleviate inefficiency, increase transparency and enable our clients to achieve sustainable development for improved public management.

our values


SMD Policy Management Group values performance and professionalism. We strive to deliver results and do so in a professional manner and in this way, earn the trust of our customers and their loyalty. We see our performance and professionalism as paramount to developing stable and sustainable partnerships and hold ourselves to the highest standards to do so.

our vision


Our aim is to be a sustaining influence in Africa′s development, empowering national, state and local governing authorities to create economic and social prosperity through our promotion of excellence in the field of Public Sector Management. Our operations are being continually refined in order to find the most effective means of building the capacity of African governments in their bid to transform the continent through the implementation of public programmes and development projects.

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