About Square Circle

Insight, Action, Impact

Square Circle is a global development consulting company headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Working at the intersection of theory and practice, Square Circle offers services in collaborative investment design and adaptive programming; leadership and policy; governance; institutional strengthening; digital storytelling; research; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and conflict, peace and development. We work critically, adaptively and creatively with development partners to facilitate a more inclusive development process that enables sustainable and equitable impact. To do this, we partner with communities, governments, civil society, the private sector and development partners to connect policy and capacity to better serve diverse communities. A key part of our approach is how to best work with cultures, politics, environments and institutional norms to enable knowledge and skills to take us into a more sustainable, inclusive future.

Our development partners include The World Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the European Union (EU), The University of Queensland (UQ), The International Finance Corporation (IFC), The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Transparency International (TI), PNG EITI (PNGEITI) and The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (IGF), Conciliation Resources (CR), amongst others.

People, Relationships and Knowledge

Square Circle invests in building strong and durable relationships with partners, collaborators and communities everywhere we work. We believe in knitting together networks across geographies, sectors and cultures to share knowledge of the diverse local experiences, challenges and opportunities of global development. We see people, everywhere, as holders of knowledge with important insights for realising the best version of our shared future.

Just and Sustainable Futures

Square Circle understands that positive human-ecological relationships are integral to sustainable and equitable experiences of development. We believe that a just and sustainable future will be realised through innovative and transformative changes in the present. In all of our work, we engage critically with historical and contemporary inequalities to influence change for today and tomorrow.

Diversity, Inclusion and Impact

Square Circle works across local, regional and global scales to foster inclusive practices that value diverse conceptions of development. We believe that diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures, capacities, knowledge and aspirations are integral to creating positive impacts for a dynamic and diverse world.

For more information see our website: www.squarecircle.org