Strides is a service to increase the return on investment in research and innovation in agricultural and natural resources to stimulate economic growth. This service is particularly relevant to low income countries. Strides delivers targeted in-service training and supplies the operational tools to identify and quantify stakeholder needs, optimise project design and manage the implementation of the whole project cycle.





The Strides Cycle brings specific benefits for different types of user. Click on the links of interest to access a floating window with lists of benefits:

The Strides service can generate a series of benefits which can be summarised in Return on Investment (ROI) appraisals.

To receive a free ROI appraisal for your organisation, please contact Navatec by email.

info@navatec.com



Strides returns on investment can be grouped by types of user groups:
  • Donors & lending institutions
  • Executing institutions and companies
  • Research project managers and research teams
Indirect beneficiaries:
  • Society
  • The economy

Results & accountability assessment:
  • Significant increase in capacity and convenience of management of project portfolios
  • All projects use the same core dataset facilitating:
  • Cross-portfolio performance analysis of results supporting sound accountability assessments


Investment and lending quality management
  • Higher quality lower risk feasible projects resulting from design system optimising for quantity of throughput, quality, timing, costs and risk
  • 24/7 on-demand analysis and reporting on any aspect of any project
  • LPO-database or new LPOs supports optimised decision-making during execution lowering risk
  • The outcome is an augmentation of investment & lending quality

Lower cost of entry and operations
  • No need for any other software other than a browser
  • Only requires low capacity client-side computers (laptops, tablets or mobiles)
  • All documents are electronic economising on printer resources and the environment
  • All system program and database operations are on the server side bringing high processing power to operations
Project proposal quality
  • Higher quality optimised project designs raising likelihood of attracting donor support
Project cycle management
  • Ease of communication with team members and stakeholders with 24/7 oversight of all phases of development
  • RTA monitoring advises of performance issues
  • LPO support for decision-making during execution to secure optimised and rapid decisions

Design, optimisation and execution management support:
  • Full documented convenient due diligence project design system enhances in-service learning and augmentation of good project cycle management capabilities
  • Deployment of proven robust analytical methods generating optimised project designs
  • Ease of communication with team members and stakeholders with 24/7 oversight of all phase development
  • RTA monitoring advises of performance issues
  • LPO support for decision-making during execution to secure optimised and rapid decisions
  • Automatic report generation covering all project cycle phases
Advocacy
  • More effective design and project success helps establish a good foundation for advocacy for the economic and policy support of research for innovation
  • Facilitate the appropriate level of stakeholder participation in the project cycle
  • Enhanced project feasibility augmenting the likelihood of beneficial impacts on sector participants and communities in terms of gains in productivity

  • Real economic development in the form of more effective, efficient, timely developments
  • More rapid conceptualisation and production of high quality project designs focused on feasibility and reduced risk;
  • Securing a higher probability of successful applications and institutional cash flow through IPR, licencing and service provision compensation arrangements;
  • Augmenting the performance of donor project portfolios through effective online oversight of all project activities;
  • Reduced time scales within which research output is transformed into useful applications;
  • Objective value chain and economic growth forecasts;
  • Positive support to effective dissemination through supply-side or demand-side initiatives;
  • Critical evidence-based information for researchers, private business and institutions of value in advocacy for policy, regulatory improvements;
  • Objective, factual information of use in planning economic development strategies on the part of policy makers;
  • Data and information of utility to advocacy groups (stakeholders, civil society and NGOs).
The STRIDES Foundation Limited