The Crowley Institute is an independent research and advisory network, founded and directed by James Crowley.

The aim is to develop and share new ideas and approaches to help international NGOs and the business community be more effective contributors to the international development and humanitarian sector.

  • Our new book “Navigating Change for international NGOs – A Practical handbook” now available. Go on!!

    Our second book, published by Kumarian Press, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (also have an e-version). About and Reviews: To order on press here . To order on press here. To order on Barns and Noble press here. Our earlier book "Building a Better international NGO" available on press here . To order on press here. About and Reviews: Net proceeds of both to Alzheimer's Research UK.

Advisory work

We provide advice and assistance to international development agencies/NGOs and in the areas of: Strategic Reviews, Organisation Strengthening as well as supporting new and growing Collaboration Initiatives with the private (business) sector. Also continue to collaborate closely with Accenture Development Partnerships,

About NEW BOOK - Navigating Change for iNGOs - A Practical Guide

Our new book "Navigating Change for international NGOs - A Practical Guide" was released in November 2016, again by Kumarian Press - now part of Lynne Rienner Publishers in the USA. Abstracts of all chapters attached here: 1&2) The Art and Science of Organisational Change for iNGOs; 3) Essential Components of a High Performance (matrix) Organisation, 4) Getting serious about an Agency-level 'Theory of Change'; 5) Working with and alongside the Private Sector; 6) Why NGOs have so much trouble with IT; 7) Making a success of Mergers in the sector. Co-authored again with Morgana Ryan.

James crowley

James Crowley is the founder and coordinator of the Crowley Institute. Formerly a senior partner with Accenture, he is a business consultant and adviser with more than twenty five years of experience in a variety of large private-sector companies. Since 2005, he has worked exclusively in the international development sector, assisting in a range of strategic assignments with over 15 of the largest international development and relief agencies across the globe, spending time in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Djobouti, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt), Asia (Indonesia, Thailand) and South/Central America (Panama, Brazil).