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Capstone Partners

The MPA Capstone programme has partnered with a number of governmental,
non-governmental, and private sector organisations to deliver a professional, high standard, innovative consultative service, free of charge.

Capstone clients in 2014/2015 include: 


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.


Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm operating in over 40 countries. It is one of the largest private companies in the United States. The firm serves as an adviser to a number of businesses, governments, and institutions.


British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is 100% Government owned, but independently managed. It brings expertise and Government money to the smaller business finance markets. We don’t lend or invest directly. Instead we work with over 80 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms. 


Department for International Development

DFID leads the UK government’s fight against world poverty. It runs long-term programmes to help stop the underlying causes of poverty and respond to humanitarian emergencies. 


German Development Institute

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. It is located in the UN City of Bonn. DIE’s work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice.


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) uses the tools of investment to support formerly communist countries in the process of establishing their private sectors.


European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the EU's nonprofit long-term lending institution. As a policy-driven bank whose shareholders are the member states of the EU, the EIB uses its financing operations to bring about European integration and social cohesion.



G4S is the leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 110 countries, and specialises in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.


Greater London Authority

The Greater London Authority (GLA) was established by the GLA Act 1999. Its staff are appointed by the Head of Paid Service, the GLA’s most senior official, and serve both the Mayor and the London Assembly.


Migration Policy Institute

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.


National Audit Office

The NAO is an independent Parliamentary body in the UK responsible for auditing central government departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. The NAO also conducts a "Value for Money" audit on the administration of public policy. 


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD is an international organisation committed to providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and co-ordinate the domestic and international policies of its members.



UNESCO is a specialised agency of the UN. Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights.



UNICEF is a United Nations programme that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. 


IMPAQ International

With strategic planning, research studies, and technical assistance, IMPAQ better enables governments, businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities to enhance their programs and policies.​


Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Review is commissioned by, and will report to, the UK Prime Minister. The Review is supported in its work by the UK Department of Health, HM Treasury, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but it operates autonomously of government control. The Wellcome Trust is providing funding towards the Review’s work, and hosts the review team at its London headquarters.


Youth Business International

Youth Business International helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. We are a global network of independent non-profit initiatives operating in over 42 countries across 5 continents.

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