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Development Consulting

We work across a broad spectrum of areas – such as energy, water, fund management, and rural and economic development – to build capacity and create sustainable development solutions for a better, more equal and stable world.

In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end extreme poverty, rescue the planet and build a peaceful world while “leaving no one behind”. Although great progress has been achieved in many areas, it will take ambitious and holistic actions to deliver the goals and address the world’s biggest challenges, especially climate change and inequality.

Since the signing of our first development cooperation contract around 50 years ago, NIRAS has been delivering tailored, innovative, value-creating, and results-driven solutions to enable our clients and partners achieve their goals. We strive to provide transformative support for positive change, addressing root causes, and magnifying impact through flexibility in implementation, capturing SDG-linked results, and celebrating successes.

As recognised by the SDGs, building sustainable future societies requires integrated holistic solutions and cross-sector collaborative approaches.

As a knowledge-driven organisation, we provide extensive expertise, policy advice, and proven results-based management to large complex projects, while integrating economic, social, and technical science in broad-based sustainable solutions in a variety of fields. We do this in partnership with our country offices in 30 countries and our extensive network of experts to ensure a comprehensive, results-driven approach that is both contextually sensitive and produces innovative outcomes for maximum value.

NIRAS Development Consulting currently manages a vast portfolio of high impact projects across Africa with a range of clients, primarily international aid agencies such as DANIDA, FCDO, GIZ, EU, KfW, MFA Finland, SIDA, World Bank, amongst others. Client expertise is coordinated by several Key Account Managers.

We apply the highest ethical standards wherever we operate, be it in fragile, post-conflict, least developed, emerging, or middle-income economies. Our story is the achievements of our clients and how we share, learn from, and build on knowledge generated within the projects we facilitate. We are proud of the contribution NIRAS makes in developing sustainable solutions, but we always have the ambition to do more. We constantly strive to demonstrate how projects can be scaled up or carried over to other markets and continue to introduce new services, tools and approaches for the benefit of our customers and the communities in which we operate.

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Markus Davelid

Markus Davelid

Executive Vice President

+46 8 503 844 05

Tor Lundström

Tor Lundström

Vice President, Business Unit

+46 8 545 533 17

Anne Vest Andersen

Anne Vest Andersen

Deputy Vice President

+45 4810 4617