ECFDC is active in a wide range of development sectors. Our main strengths are specifically focusing on financial and economic development. These key areas form the backbone of today’s society. Support to financial-economic decision-making and policy development intersects with a variety of intertwined areas covering the following subjects:

Macro-Economic Reform: issues pertaining to a country’s the macro-economic framework involve monetary analysis, debt management, GDP and inflation forecasting, international lending and borrowing mechanisms, and how these subjects can be translated into clear and understandable models.

Public Finance Management: review and development of fiscal architecture, account administration, information systems, revenue and expenditure plans, and legislative frameworks are essential to the functioning of public budgeting systems.

Sector Budgeting and Control: budgeting sector expenses and controlling sector resource flows are important elements in a country’s medium and long range planning strategy to facilitate sustainable growth. The development of for example sectoral Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks, Sector Budgets, and National Accounts contributes to a better defined planning framework.

Accounting and Auditing: governed by internationally accepted standards, the development of appropriate accounting, auditing, and reporting functions will improve the transparency and functioning of public and private sector finances and investments. Cash flow analysis, balance sheet development, performance measurement, cash management, procurement, and transaction tracking provide the means for internal and external control systems.

Socio-Economic Development: economic development cannot take place without developing a country’s social profile. Therefore, it is important to connect economic development with crucial factors and actors such as for instance a country’s labour pool, provision and availability of social services, insurances, pensions, and other social safety nets.

SME Development and Trade: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises form the engine of many economies. Supporting SMEs is an important factor in developing economic momentum as SMEs provide a multitude of income generating activities, and provide work for a large part of a country’s labour pool. In addition, developing solid trade mechanisms enables countries to facilitate beneficial import and export transactions.

Environmental Development: Sustainable use and development of a country's natural resources are intertwined with economic development, especially in rural areas where communities rely on natural and environmental resources (e.g. wood, food, water, etc.). By protecting a country's natural assets from degrading, and developing sustainable practices in Biodiversity Conservation, Management of Protected Areas, Sustainable Tourism, Community Development, Natural Resources Management, and integration in the policy environment,  countries are enabled to use natural assets beneficially through a responsible and sustainable approach.  

ECFDC provides its clients with support and solutions within these expertise areas, which is further enhanced by in-depth knowledge of rural, environment, social, education, and health sector development themes.

Our service areas span interventions in the complete project cycle, including Institutional development, capacity building and training; Monitoring and evaluation; Project formulation and management; Technical assistance; Policy development and sector programming; Information system development; and Grant management and procurement.