2018 Sponsors



QED works globally with the public and private sectors to improve their performance and manage results. We combine innovative, evidence-based solutions with organizational development to drive efficiencies.
Leveraging our proven experience and unique capabilities, we make complex data insightful and actionable. We are experts in monitoring, evaluating, assessing and training across sectors, such as health, security, agriculture, economic growth, governance and education. For more information, visit www.qedgroupllc.com



Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture Development Partnerships works with leading international development organizations to address the world’s social, economic and environmental issues. By delivering the power of Accenture’s global capabilities and experience, we help our clients develop sustainable, innovative and market-based solutions to maximize value while driving measurable impact. For more information visit www.accenture.com/adp


Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In 76 countries around the globe, our network of approximately 4,000 specialists share a simple belief: those who have the least deserve our best. So we pursue a higher standard every day to help clients, partners, and beneficiaries achieve results. Where Chemonics works, development works. Fore more information, visit www.chemonics.com


Vital Wave is an international professional services firm specialized in the design and implementation of large-scale digital solutions in low- and middle-income countries. As strategic investments are made in technology to drive social and economic impact, Vital Wave works with the private sector, development community, and national governments to provide end-to-end services to help these solutions achieve national or international scale. The firm takes a private-sector and human-centered design approach to create sustainable digital solutions across industries such as health, finance, agriculture, and education. For more information, visit www.vitalwave.com



Akros is a small, woman-owned business located in Lusaka, Zambia. Akros establishes data-driven, technologically appropriate information systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. Akros works hand-in-hand with government to develop and implement solutions which ensure ownership and sustainability. In WASH, Akros revolutionized data collection and use through development of a village-level surveillance system that captures real-time data and drives information down to stakeholders and change-agents through robust feedback loops. The Akros team applied these same principles to develop systems for monitoring land tenure, IRS structure tracking for malaria prevention, school-based sanitation and student performance, and participation of AYGW through HIV programs. For more information, visit www.akros.com