MSI has honed a number of tools to assist governments, organizations and citizens better manage the development process and ultimately improve lives. Here is a brief overview of our main tools and methodologies:

Civil Society Capacity Development

Our approach to civil society capacity development advances local ownership and sustainability. We believe that building local capacity is about leaving citizen groups and organizations stronger and more effective to tackle numerous challenges.



Institutional Development Framework Toolkit

The Institutional Development Framework (IDF) Toolkit is a resource and diagnostic tool for organizations seeking to improve their management and institutional capacity.

The IDF has been applied to NGOs, national and regional public organizations and hundreds of civil society and non-profit organizations. READ MORE »


Scaling Up Development Innovations and Social Outcomes

MSI’s experts developed the Scaling-Up Management Framework, a field-tested framework and set of guidelines for improved management of the scaling-up process.

Developed for foundations, official donors and NGOs, the framework offers practical advice on how to carry out the concrete tasks needed                                                    for effective scaling up. READ MORE »


Institute for Public Accountability
MSI’s Institute for Public Accountability (IPA) applies the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) model for conducting financial, compliance and performance audits.

IPA helps enhance the audit capacities of international supreme audit institutions and government ministries focused on accountability. READ MORE »


Center for Governmental Integrity
The Center for Governmental Integrity’s (CGI) has combated corruption in all geographic regions with innovative approaches.

CGI provides a variety of tools, including diagnostic assessments and Citizen Advocate Offices, to promote transparency and accountability in public and private sector organizations.