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For Impact


Addressing 21 Century Challenges: Global Public Investment for the Common Good 

High-level Thought Leaders' Working Group 

5–7 June 2023 


Having convened the Expert Working Group on GPI, which concluded that the principles of ‘all contribute, all benefit, all decide’ can be the basis for cooperation in raising and disbursing the significant resources needed to address common challenges, Equal is partnering with Southern-based think tanks and Wilton Park to convene a ‘political cocreation’ process to support the adoption of a new framework. The questions and issues raised in this Briefing Paper provide a stepping-off point for the work of this partnership. This is the first in a series of events, and the insights and outputs from this cocreation process will be shared and linked with the work of other stakeholders and networks more broadly to support cross-sector collaboration and advocacy. 



Equal International is a leading international development think tank and consultancy based in the UK and South Africa.

Our mission to ensure the inclusion and dignity of marginalised groups and those at risk of being 'left behind', by using our unique skillset to foster structural change.


In our practice, we strive to be mindful of intersecting power and privilege and the many structural barriers that exacerbate inequality and hinder equitable access to goods and services.

We use our expertise in cocreation, thought leadership and advocacy strategy to channel and amplify the needs and voices of marginalised groups, and to build capacity and transfer skills in the course of our work.

Think Equal

Think Equal

What we do

As a think tank we use our expertise and track record in cocreation to intervene in policy debates in support of structural change and equity.

We are dedicated to

  • Using cocreative approach to nurture multi-stakeholder solutions

  • Assisting change-makers who seek structural impact on equality

  • Reshaping policy alliances and overcoming gridlocked relations through partnerships

  • Questioning and reframing taken-for-granted paradigms

  • Identifying the intersecting power, privilege, barriers and structures that underlie inequality


We work with partners who share our values to improve outcomes for marginalised groups through a range of strategic advocacy and programmatic approaches.

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We work with civil society organisations, governments, multilateral agencies, universities, philanthropic foundations and the private sector to develop, resource, implement and improve strategies that advance the needs of marginalised groups.

Our thematic areas of expertise include:


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Through our consultancy support, we work across the programme cycle to achieve real and lasting change. We are leaders in the application of the following tools and methodologies:

Strategic guidance and planning 
Theory of change
Influence and engagement
Resource mobilisation
Policy research and analysis
Campaigns and communications
Monitoring, evaluation & learning
Capacity building
Convening and facilitation
Shifting social norms


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