Vivian Group Services include:
- Economic Research
- Strategic & Development Planning
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Policy Development
- Corporate Communications
- Market Research
Through economic research, we’re able to promote a better understanding of how the economy works. Our focus primarily is in the field of economic development. In terms of scope, economic development involves processes and policies by which nations improve the economic, political and social well-being of their people. The Vivian Group goal is to provide our clients with economic analyses that offers a robust conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making.
Strategic & Development Planning
The Vivian Group provides strategic planning services. Strategic planning helps organisations to set priorities, establish common organisational goals, coordinate and focus resources. Strategic planning drives alignment and helps simplify decision making. The Vivian Group also assists not-for-profit organisations in their development planning. Establishing the policies, structures and processes and other soft infrastructure associated with development and fundraising functions.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation is essential to programme and project effectiveness. It provides a learning function. Learning from acquired experiences and also a monitoring function that helps entities to account both internally and externally, for their resource use and the consequent outcomes. The Vivian Group offers monitoring and evaluation services that provide clients a means for improving service delivery, planning and allocating resources, and demonstrating results as part of their accountability to key stakeholders,
Policy refers to those plans, positions and guidelines that influence decisions that are made. They may be broad, enunciating a general direction for the initiative that it serves, or they may be specific. Specific to a particular sector or issue; or they may be programme or project specific. Through consultations involving research, analysis and the synthesis of information that will allow us to produce recommendations, The Vivian Group helps clients to meet their policy development needs.
The Corporate Communications function involves the development and execution of corporate strategies, media relations, crisis communications, internal communications, corporate responsibility and community outreach, stakeholder relations, government relations and marketing communications. Vivian Group services help clients to integrate the communications function more effectively with other core organisational functions, and help them to be more strategic in their approach to communications. In addition to strategy and communications planning, we assist in the research, writing and production of key reports and publications, including annual reports.
Market Research is essential to the business planning process. Vivian Group services aim to help clients better understand trends and developments related to markets that affect them, or products, services, programmes and projects associated with their firm. We are thorough in our information gathering and are committed to providing comprehensive and useful analyses. Tools that we use for primary information gathering have included, focus groups, telephone surveys, online surveys, event surveying, in-depth and short interviews.