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Development Pathways is the leading global consultancy specialising in designing and developing social protection systems – one fundamental way that governments can guard people from poverty and vulnerability. The company’s mission is to accelerate the realisation of social and economic rights for all through policy advice and services. 

The team has delivered over 150 projects for governments, the UN and many other clients from Brazil to Vietnam since 2010. 

A British-Kenyan company, Development Pathways began when Stephen Kidd and Richard Chirchir put their heads together with a group of like-minded development professionals to change the way countries address poverty, inequality and other key development challenges. Since then, the offices in London and Nairobi have grown considerably and expanding demand has called for a new office in Australia.

What unites Development Pathways’ diverse global team, from economists and policy experts to software developers, is their passion to change people’s lives for the better. They deliver on this mission by providing bespoke, evidence-based advice on social policy challenges and solutions that are sustainable and tailored to specific contexts, enabling governments to take informed decisions based on clear objectives and robust analysis.