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About Us

Roots Development Initiative (RDI), established in 2018, is a consulting firm set up to respond to the immense and rapidly increasing need of research-based evidence to guide decision making among businesses and organizations. The aim is to strengthen public institutions’ capacity, develop local knowledge, promote innovative solutions, and provide capable technical experts across the region, specifically in Somalia. RDI has developed a propriety network utilizing the strength of being regional based.

Our Services

Research and Policy

RDI provides customized research, monitoring and evaluation, training, and consultancy services to organizations and companies, with a focus on empowering people and improving systems and processes, and tailors its methodologies and approaches to meet the unique needs of each project.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

RDI provides Third Party Monitoring and other M&E services using mixed methodologies and user-centered approaches for data collection and analysis. Their approach includes community feedback to aid investment transparency, delivering high-quality reports for client decision-making.

Training and Capacity Development

RDI provides customized training and capacity development solutions, utilizing innovative techniques such as audio-visual displays and role-plays, and works with local and international partners to strengthen institutional capacity in areas such as governance and conflict analysis.

Project Management and Implementation

RDI implements customized projects to provide complete solutions for clients in national and regional peace, development, diplomacy, and security. Their services help clients assess performance and improve future programs, while also working closely with other partners.
“The organization has an incredible team that bring innovative ideas and solutions to the table. It was a pleasure to work with them and they always deliver to an exceptionally high standard.”
James Donwell
“RDI brought a unique combination of skills to our project and helped us to tackle the most complex and integrated challenges.”
Terry Franklin
“RDI has been and invaluable resource, providing a unique approach, support and direction for many of our projects.”
Abdi Warsame

Why Us

RDI is a unique consultancy with a result and client-oriented approach. They provide tailor-made solutions using diverse approaches and methodologies, with in-depth technical and management skills. RDI’s home-grown experts offer cultural awareness and a deep understanding of local nuance, ensuring effective and safe operations. They deliver timely and quality services guided by client satisfaction, strengthening partnerships for mutual benefit. RDI offers actionable, practical, and pragmatic solutions using up-to-date tools and technology.

Get In Touch

A consultation session with our team can give you the insight, and perspective that enable you to implement your project and achieve your desired results.­­