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Who we are

DS Institute is an independent think tank and applied research institute for sustainable development and economic growth…

With 10 years of spreading “a new vision for development”, CESS Institute transformed to DS Institute.

The new mission of DS Institute is to support countries in “achieving an inclusive and sustainable development for all”.

Our approach is centered on three main pillars:

Through these pillars, DS Institute offers to its clients operational tools to achieve an inclusive and sustainable economic development.

Think tank

The think tank’s objective is to provide to a selected group of researchers, on invitation only, a space to do innovative research on sustainable development in general.

Solutions Laboratory

The Solutions Laboratory proposes free innovative solutions on development issues to countries or private sector actors;

Advisory Services

The advisory services aim to provide technical support to countries, development agencies and the private sector to improve their service deliveries.

Area of activity

DS Institute is innovating by combining three key fields required for a successful inclusive and sustainable development:

(i) theory of change, to share the focus on results that should drive any leader

(ii) Information systems technologies

(iii) Strategic development planning

DS Institute’s approach is based on best international practices and standards for Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and development project management.

DS Institute, thanks to its flexible organizational structure, is able to focus fully on any country’s specific needs and to provide it with all the support required to achieve its development objectives.

DS Institute features

Project management

Development and implementation of private and development projects, project implementation manual, procurement.

Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of the implementation and evaluation of the achievement of the effects and impacts of development projects.

Investment promotion

Investment code, creation of firms, segmented market analysis, analysis of investment opportunities.

Public finance

Public finance management systems, public expenditure review (PER), PEFA

Gender promotion

Electronic document management, electronic data backup, …

Electronic archiving

Electronic document management, electronic data backup, …

Information system

Competently utilize fully tested processes via market positioning testing procedures. Completely transform top-line methodologies before enable.

Surveys and data mining

Development and implementation of surveys (households, businesses, …), data mining


Project Management, Theory of Change, Statistics, Resource Mobilization, Public Financial Management.

Innovation makes the difference between a leader and a follower