We also work with clients to communicate development results.
You can request a package of services from DACS, or directly contract individual experts. DACS partners have worked together over the course of our careers, and we know how to mesh our styles and synergies to produce best results.
DACS analysis pulls together the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of development in a way that addresses the needs and rights of people disadvantaged by gender, poverty, ethnicity, and other factors that lead to exclusion from development. However, the ability to analyze problems from a holistic perspective does not detract from the capacity to focus on - and prioritize - specific solutions.
Within the human development paradigm, DACS partners have specific expertise in poverty reduction, gender analysis, micro-credit, community development, civil society organizations, environmentally sustainable development, public health, reproductive health, displaced persons, and the impact of globalization on socio-economic development.
DACS partners believe that human development should promote human rights. We factor an understanding of how this can be done into our development analysis. This perspective also incorporates an understanding of the indivisibility of human rights - civil, cultural, economic, political, and social - together with an awareness of the rights of future generations.
In addition, DACS partners have specific expertise in the human rights of those excluded from development because of gender, poverty, age (particularly children and adolescents), ethnicity, and civil strife. The links between key civil and political rights - such as freedom of expression and association - and socio-economic development is also an area of DACS expertise.
A thorough understanding of the gender dimensions of development and the human rights of women marks the work of DACS partners. In addition, specific expertise has been built up in areas such as the impact of poverty on women, female-headed households, micro-credit, the formulation and application of gender-sensitive laws, women and the media, women and the environment, and the gender impact of globalization.
Over the years, DACS partners have acquired extensive first hand experience in the media - print, TV, radio, documentary films, and the web. We have analyzed the changes in and workings of the print and audiovisual media, and linked the availability and use of information to other dimensions of socio-economic development as well as to human rights.
We believe that good analysis must be communicated well if it is to reach the people who can best use it to achieve results, whether colleagues in the same organizations, agency beneficiaries and clients, foundations and donor organizations, or the wider public.
We have communicated our own development analysis in a wide variety of ways: we have authored books, written reports, developed scripts and presentations, designed manuals, and worked with journalists, filmmakers, photographers, and designers on a range of communication products.
We can pull together decades of experience and expertise and call on our extensive networks to help clients communicate their development results.