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Impact 2024

Better Organizations, Better Programs, Better Impact

Our Values

People <br> First



Indivdual and collective well-being drives our passion
People <br> First
Love & <br> Liberation

Love &

Love &

We're fueled by a spirit of empathy for social justice and change
Love & <br> Liberation



Accountability to our people, partners, and planet guides our every step.
Get to know

Who we are

Development Dynamics is a pan-African social innovation think tank

We partner with leaders, organisations and communities to drive innovations for a more inclusive, just and sustainable world. 

We fuse design thinking, systems practice, and foresight principles to shape the future of impact

Our Approach
At DD we work in collaboration with leaders, organisations and movements to:




Re-frame complex social challenges. Our goal is to unveil new insights and perspectives that drive innovative solutions.



Re-imagine with our partners and come up with transformative strategies that break away from the ordinary.



Resolve challenges effectively. Our commitment is not just to identify issues but to provide technical assistance for the implementation of resolutions that last

Our Strategic Pillars
tripple play approach:

Insights Hub

We are your learning and strategy partner, here to journey with you and help shape the direction of your innovation and investment strategy. We do this by:

  • Bridging knowledge and evidence gaps through case studies, rapid assessments, research, and evaluation for actionable recommendations.
  • Producing independent analyses and feeding into sector/practice reports and white papers.
  • Connecting the social impact ecosystem through Last Thursdays and other thematic convenings for learning and exchange.

Innovation Accelerator

We are your critical friend and thought-partner for your purpose-driven initiatives to get to the desired success. We do this through:

  • Advisory services and capacity strengthening for leaders and practitioners on industry-tested strategies, benchmarks, toolkits and frameworks;
  • Consultancy & technical advisory services on strategy, organisational/movement building and impact measurement.

Investment Catalyst

We are your incubator and amplifying partner working with funders and purpose-driven organisations to secure, streamline access, de-risk, manage and multiply game-changing returns on investments.

We do this through:

  • New business development
  • Grant management, and
  • Impact measurement.

Our Areas of Practice

We employ design thinking rooted in emphathy to create functionl solutions that address and drive innovation for meaningful human-centered experiences

We analyse complex systems interactions, collaborating with individuals and organisations to gain a holistic understanding of social and business landscapes

We use scenario building for strategic foresight, enabling the design of adaptable and resilient interventions.


What our satisfied clients are saying

Our Impact

For over half a decade, we've supported 45 clients on

million raised

We excel at

We excel AT

You can Count on DD to deliver

Future-Fit Strategy Design

We create agile strategies with data-driven insights, championing innovative solutions that shape the future of organisations.

Organisational and Movement Strengthening

Aligning individuals teams, and culture unlocks lasting potential for tansformative change in your organisation.

Innovation and Impact Measurement

We prioritize measurable, impactful results over buzzwords, tracking real-world effects to guide innovation and targeted efforts.

The dynamic team

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