ABS Development Service

Phone +251 113 696007
Mobile +251 911 390138
Mobile 2 +251 912 138127
LocationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
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ABS Development Service

ABS Development Service is a national player in social research, training and advisory service fields within all regions of Ethiopia; bridging gaps between programs and felt needs of the community.

ABS Development Service operates within two divisions:

  • Research and matrix
  • Training

Both divisions serve a wide range of local, regional, and multinational clients in Ethiopia and are recognized as key in social research areas.

Our daily challenges have to do with acquiring the most up-to-date knowledge in different research and adult learning methods as well as up-to-date knowledge of the latest data processing tools.

ABS Development Service domains and training technologies utilize this knowledge to maximize the value-added services to our clients.

Persistently working towards continuous improvement, and stretching our potential, we have succeeded in developing models and tools that serve to identify our clients' specific requirements and cater to addressing them in an efficient and effective way. We strive to continuously update and fine-tune our methodologies to remain in line with local and regional socio-economic situations.

Why ABS Development Service Consulting?

We firmly believe that our clients' successes is our success; we believe in professionalism; we consistently maintain high standards for service and as consultants we always strive to bring the best team of senior consultants on every single project.

We understand our clients’ areas of interest; we understand their business-specific language. We live the way they live. We help NGOs, CSOs and community organizations explore extraordinary opportunities, manage and sustain growth and maximize outcomes.

Operates in all regions of Ethiopia and uses local languages

We have experience working in all regions of Ethiopia, and we operate in the major languages of the country. Our consultants are from diverse backgrounds, while most other service providers operate in only one or two languages. Consultants speaking local languages are a definite asset in communicating with project stakeholders as they minimize the gap that usually occurs due to language and culture barriers.

Experience working in remote areas

Our consultants have a proven experience in executing different projects in remote areas including Somali, Afar, Benshangul Gumuz and South Omo.

Areas of Experience

Our service includes:

  • Social behavioral change communication (SBCC)
  • Gender analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Situation, policy and need analysis
  • Baseline survey
  • Program effectiveness survey
  • Feasibility studies
  • Organizational capacity assessment
  • Program design including behavioral change interventions on family health
  • Trainings: entrepreneurship, business skill, financial management, gender, child protection, project management, HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, early childhood development, behavioral change and community mobilization, etc.
  • Technical RFA consulting

Project Management

Projects are temporary activities by nature, designed to deliver unique goals and business objectives, with project teams released to their operational roles at project completion. With less focus on project management development, enterprises may end up with low quality, over-budgeted, unsuccessful projects.

Project management success requires discipline at both the individual at organizational levels. As project management experts, we understand how hard it can be to change behaviors. We will work with you to solidify the adoption of your process and build the discipline that will guarantee you long–term success.

With a varied background in project implementation, we provide temporary project management resources to meet the needs for any length of the contract. Through our experienced certified project managers, we supplement project teams with:

  • Leadership and planning are necessary for successful project completion and closeout
  • Planning and then supporting the execution of an organizational change program
  • Acting as external project management office to evaluate a project

How We Do Business

Our core business, social research and training, makes a valuable contribution to society and our clients/NGOs. For many organizations, our advisory service is critical in their service provision for the community and target stakeholders. Corporate responsibility defines how we achieve our goals. The way we conduct our business affects our relationship with groups such as:

  • None-governmental organizations
  • Civil society organizations
  • Employees of NGOs/CSOs
  • Stakeholders/beneficiaries who need our product and services
  • Government bodies that regulate their respective industries

Our reputation with these people and the trust they place in our service is critical to our business. But our pride in what we do does not mean we ignore the critical need of continuous development, enhancement, and improvement of our services.


By demonstrating to stakeholders that we meet high ethical standards in all aspects of our work and that we are committed to helping address challenges, we can maintain their support. Our reputation, the standards by which we operate, and our employment practices also affect our ability to attract, retain and motivate the best people.

Our Clients

We understand that our clients work in all sorts of business sectors and industries. They have different goals, different needs, and even their cultures and their environments might differ.

Despite these differences, they share a number of common goals. They may wish to know the needs and aspirations of their target in the increasingly competitive NGO industry in Ethiopia:

  • Improve their project management skill
  • Better nurture their staff to achieve to their highest performance level
  • Equip with knowledge, facts, and skill
  • Solve problems more effectively and be solution-oriented

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