Futures Group

Technical Solutions

 

Managing Demand-Led Technical Support

Providing effective technical support requires that country-specific needs are met through locally appropriate solutions.

Futures Group works hand-in-hand with clients to develop tailored solutions and supplies.  We manage and provides quality assured short- and long-term technical assistance. We ensure that our staff and consultants who provide the technical support are fully qualified to deliver locally-relevant support.

Futures Group’s technical assistance services are easily and rapidly accessed through a number of our indefinite quantity contracts. USAID/Washington and its missions can draw on our technical assistance through the Project Supporting Evaluation and Research to Combat HIV/AIDS (SEARCH). Through our indefinite quantity contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers for Global Fund local fund agent task orders, we provide health expertise and monitoring and evaluation services through short assignments in a number of countries to compliment PricewaterhouseCoopers’ financial oversight. On the PEPFAR Grant Management Solutions Partnership, Futures Group manages short-term technical assistance assignments that provide governance, grant and financial management, and monitoring and evaluation services to country coordinating mechanisms through task orders issued through the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

Key Results

On the DFID-funded HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project in Kenya, we simultaneously helped to develop the government’s institutional capacity to manage the strategic implementation and scale-up of the national response to HIV/AIDS, while supporting quick and effective on-the-ground technical assistance projects focused on the most vulnerable populations.

In China with DFID funding, we established a technical support unit to help develop China’s capacity to provide effective technical assistance for improved HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

Under the DFID-sponsored Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST) for the National AIDS Control Organization, Futures Group provides technical assistance and management support to the India National AIDS Control Organization, National AIDS Control Programmes, and selected State AIDS Prevention and Control Societies. Demand-led technical support strengthens capacity, facilitates policy formulation, and guides implementation to enable a decentralized response to HIV and AIDS focused on context-specific needs.