About FHI 360 UK
FHI 360 is excited to have started a new chapter, continuing our recent years of strong partnership with FCDO and the UK development community, with the establishment of FHI 360 UK. FHI 360 opened our office in London in 2019 to support our work with the UK government, and in 2020 FHI 360 acquired Konung International (KI), a specialist international development consultancy delivering innovative governance and public financial management programs. These combined operations have now come together in 2022 as FHI 360 UK.
FHI 360 UK is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of FHI 360. As well as supporting the full range of FHI 360 services, particularly in education and health systems strengthening, FHI 360 UK delivers innovative and politically aware governance and public financial management (PFM) programmes globally – including fragile and conflict-affected states.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. For more than 50 years, FHI 360 has leveraged data and science to identify proven solutions to improving the health and well-being of people everywhere. Today our world faces greater challenges than any in living memory, with hard-won development gains of recent decades in peril and new threats continuously emerging. Standing together in the face of these challenges is more urgent than ever. We believe that working together with FCDO and the UK development community, we can make an even greater difference in the world as we strive to improve global health and education, reduce violence and empower women and girls.
KI was founded in 2013 by Jason Olson, Nameer Al-Hadithi and Mike Francino. Since its establishment, KI has implemented programmes across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia; mainly for the UK government.
We emphasise an approach based on using in-depth detailed analysis of all circumstances surrounding a developmental challenge. This considers not only the local political economy but also what other issues influence and impact the success of reforms – including conflict, culture, livelihoods, environment, gender, demographics and social exclusion. We believe that grasping these essential factors can help the design and implementation of better, more sustainable programmes. This involves ongoing analysis, that is constantly updated to reflect changing circumstances. We rely on local participation, not only in formulating the analysis, but also in taking ownership of it and continuously driving it forward. Our philosophy is that these tools of analysis ought not be reserved for development practitioners alone; but should empower local stakeholders – whether citizens, government, or civil society – to become more effective in their activities.