LUGARIT is a small think-and-do tank that facilitates the interaction of stakeholders involved in international development processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

LUGARIT is an independent, for-profit organization that operates autonomously.  We maintain a neutral and impartial stance in all our work.  We have a diverse range of funding sources and we offer a variety of services across multiple areas of expertise, utilizing a virtual network model for staffing.  

We offer six types of services across twelve fields of development.  Our services are finely attuned to match the unique needs of fragile environments within the MENA region.

We work with international organisations, institutional donors, NGOs/NFPs, think tanks, research institutes, universities, and the private sector.  

Here are some of the organizations our team members are proud to have worked with over the years:

The European Union

The United Nations

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

We have a highly experienced core team, and we work with partner organizations and a network of 160+ consultants.  We live across the world and work virtually together. 

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We work to contribute to “Real” development in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.  

Clients hire us because our project teams can craft solutions to idiosyncratic problems that require deep expertise and problem-solving skills, and can apply state-of-the-art theories and rigorous empirical analysis and tools to devise solutions.  

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