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Limestone Analytics provides a range of analytical advisory services across the project and policy cycle to improve the value obtained from every dollar spent. Below you can see our Practice AreasTechnical Services, and Capacity Building & Training.

Limestone is recognized for its academically rigorous and yet practical solutions for identifying, designing, financing, monitoring, and evaluating programs and policies in a range of sectors including:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Education
  • Financial inclusion (saving groups, microfinance, SGB finance)
  • Energy
  • Crime prevention
  • Environment conservation and remediation
  • Transport and rural access

The firm and its principals have successfully completed assignments for governments and large NGOs around the world, including USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.

In addition to providing technical and capacity building services, Limestone has been at the forefront of improving and advancing model specification techniques through the development of “Unified Cost-Benefit Analysis (UCBA)” guidelines. UCBA is a set of model specification guidelines designed to improve the flexibility and reusability of models, enable model building by a team, and avoid common modelling errors. The development of UCBA was made possible through the support from QUIP (Queen’s University Industry Partnership).

Our offices are located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the home of Queen’s University, and Washington DC. Limestone maintains a strong relationship with the Queen’s Economics Department; this helps us to source subject area experts and talented interns to ensure all work conducted by Limestone is academically sound.

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Limestone Analytics provides a range of analytical advisory services across the project and policy cycle to improve the value obtained from every dollar spent. Below you can see our Practice AreasTechnical Services, and Capacity Building & Training.

Technical Services

Financial & Economic Analysis (Feasibility Studies)

  • Cost-Benefit & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CBA & CEA)
  • Contract modelling and rate of return analysis
  • Risk analysis at policy, project, and portfolio levels

Strategic Planning

  • Scenario Planning
  • Economic Vulnerability and Resilience Analysis
  • Sectoral Assessment and Political Economy Analysis
  • Private Sector Engagement

Impact Evaluation

  • Design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluations
  • Evaluation instrument design, implementation, and adaptation
  • Piloting, calibration, enumerator training, subgroup analysis, & quality control
  • Analysis and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ex-post and evaluation-based economic analysis (CBA & CEA)

Design for Learning (Evidence from Implementation)

  • Design of pilot projects & experiments
  • Design of performance management frameworks

Capacity Building & Training

Subject Areas
  • Economic Analysis (Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness)
  • Project Finance & Risk Analysis
  • Analysis of Public Private Partnerships
  • Analysis of Results-Based Financing & Impact Investing
  • Analysis of Projects in Energy Sector
  • Ecosystem Services & Gender in Economic Analysis
Past & Current Experiences
  • Queen’s University (cpia.queensu.ca)
  • Kenya School of Government
  • Governments of South Africa, Rwanda, and Kenya
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Key Practice Areas

Areas

  • International Development
  • Public Investments & Policy Reform
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Results-Based Financing & Impact Investing

Sectors

  • Infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Water)
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Citizen Security
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Economic Growth