Scanteam is an advisory and consulting firm in the fields of international development and responsible business.

Scanteam Business Areas

Gender Equality

Across the world, men and women, boys and girls have different access to information, resources, decision-making and opportunities. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030)...

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Natural Resource Management and Climate

Sound and sustainable management of our natural resources, renewable as well as non-renewable, is vital for meeting the needs of society, today and in the future. Responsible management generates...

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Peace, Conflict and Fragility

Facing a core challenge Two billion people live in countries affected by conflict and fragility. There is a direct and causal relationship between state fragility, violent conflict and low levels of...

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Scanteam Governance

Governance: Tackling Systemic Dimensions

Weaknesses in governance structures, practices and performance remain common challenges. Improving governance through greater transparency of decision making, more accountability for results, and...

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Public Sector and Finance Management

Predictable framework conditions and good public financial management (PFM) are key to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. These remain challenging issues in many countries. To...

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Responsible Business

Responsible Business Advisors provide services to companies within responsible business conduct to comply with international standards and respect the triple bottom line; people, planet and profit! 

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Who we are

Scanteam is an independent Norwegian advisory and consulting group working with private, public and civic actors in the fields of international development and responsible business in conflict-affected, developing and transition economies.

Established in 1990, we provide realistic and evidence-based analysis and advice, to improve current results and established practices. We bring field-based experience and solid knowledge of appropriate methodologies from assignments for over 50 clients in 100 countries over the last 20 years.




  • Democracy, human rights and good governance in conflict and post-conflict societies; Sustainable energy development; Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Governance/social contract; Fragile/conflict states; Capacity development; PFM; Extractive industries; M&E.
  • Private sector development; Financial engineering – export credits, credit insurance, equity investments; Energy, Environmental projects.
  •  Public health; Monitoring and evaluation; Operational research; Gender analysis; Infectious diseases, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health.
  • Gender analysis; Women, Peace and Security; Peace Building; Results Based Management; Decent Work; Stakeholder consultations; Strategic Process Facilitation.
  • Public finance, Public sector reform, Aid coordination, Budget support, Change management, Strategy development, Monitoring and Quality Assurance, Risk Assessment.
  • Quality control and evaluations of large public investment and development cooperation projects; Project design, management and monitoring; Organizational reviews; Environment and natural resources management; CSOs.
  • Risk assessment, technology assessment, evaluation and research; textbooks on project design, evaluation and risk assessment.
  • Climate Change, Agroforestry and Forestry (including REDD+), Sustainable Agriculture, Watershed Management, Disaster Risk Management, Soil & Water Conservation, Institutional Strengthening, Value Chains, Gender, and Indigenous Peoples.

Our clients

Scanteam works with Norwegian and international clients, including private companies, the providers of international assistance (bilateral and multilateral), non-governmental organisations and institutions, and host governments and societies.