Saana Consulting is not the usual development consultancy. We aspire to look beyond conventional practices to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcomes for their projects in trade & regional integration, aid effectiveness and intellectual property. Our aim is to make development work better.

Above all, Saana is driven by positive, sustainable results. We typically work in small custom-built teams to provide our clients – DFID, EC, Danida and the World Bank to name a few – with individually tailored outcomes and innovative, ground-breaking solutions. We invest time and resources to get to know our clients, understand the key issues, and build ownership with stakeholders.

Launching our new, in-house think-tank – the Saana Institute

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Saana Institute. The institute will act as resource hub bringing together ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ to build practical, evidence-based implementable ideas to improve development outcomes, especially in the fields of trade and regional integration.  The institute will seek to bring the “academic” together with the “practical”, so that practitioners can act on the best available evidence and ideas, and academics can target research around cutting-edge real-world challenges and solutions in development co-operation.


The Saana Institute is proud to be a strategic partner for this year’s International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Trade and Development Symposium, to be held in Nairobi on the 14th-17th December 2015, alongside the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference.