Sound Strategic Advice

Strategic dilemmas, meet unparalleled knowledge – and unconventional wisdom

At Development Reimagined, we don’t merely know the complexities of global development and emerging markets – we’ve studied, experienced, researched, strategized, and shaped key public policies on these issues.

Whether you’re aiming to get more out of your company’s relationship with China, identify and mitigate geopolitical risks, or design and assess an aid project or investment, we have the experience it takes to help you develop deep, data-driven, and truly sustainable strategic plans. As an independent, African-led consultancy with industry-leading expertise on African economies as well as China’s development, we routinely work with private companies, government agencies, and international organizations of all sizes. Our clients include United Nations agencies, key decision-makers in African and Chinese organizations, European development agencies, and Africa’s top luxury consumer brands.

Talk to our global and multilingual team of expert consultants today to put our combined 50+ years of expertise and diverse relationships to work on your problem or idea.


Innovative and dynamic strategic advice

Whether you’re defining a strategy, evaluating opportunities, or seeking a detailed action plan, our global team of experts is available to engage decades of experience on key issues including the Africa-China relationship, trade, development finance, geopolitics, climate risks, agriculture, and public health. We specialize in combining data-driven analytics with deep subject matter expert interviews by drawing on our extensive relationships with decision-makers across Africa and China, and our multi-method approach emphasizes proactive communication and client input.

We’ve helped clients create successful strategies or implementation plans for:

  • large infrastructure projects
  • complex aid programs
  • regional public health initiatives
  • country-to-country dialogue mechanisms
  • greenfield investments

China market entry and strategy

Our bespoke advice and support, including via our industry-leading Africa Reimagined platform, helps Africa’s top brands access the world’s largest consumer market with comprehensive assistance at all stages including trademark registration, Chinese customs clearance, finding Chinese business partners and online & offline sales channels, and attendance at Chinese trade shows.

OUR Insights

CLIENT Case study

Development Reimagined was commissioned by a European Union government agency to conduct an independent, in-depth report focused on lessons from the EU experience with Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to address the online sale of counterfeit goods in China.

Working within a tight timeframe, Development Reimagined experts developed a detailed research methodology involving a review of legal cases, quantitative analysis of data from businesses and online platforms, and 30 surveys and in-depth interviews conducted with key market participants across China and the EU.

The report identified high-potential areas to be addressed in an MoU between e-commerce platforms and rights-holders in China, including identifying specific decision-makers to facilitate the MoU.

The Development Reimagined team presented the report to audiences including China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in December 2019 and January 2020, receiving “very positive feedback” in the words of our client.

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Use our work

At Development Reimagined, we’re dedicated to transforming the global conversation on development by expanding the reach of innovative perspectives that put Africa first. Hence, we welcome and permit you to quote, link to, and/or comment on our research reports and visual analytics on your organization’s website or social media posts under the condition that you provide proper attribution including reference to Development Reimagined and a link to the source page on the DR website, for any text, charts, images, or other DR content you use.

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