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Cowater International recognized among Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the eighth time News

14 May, 2024

OTTAWA, May 14, 2024 – Cowater International is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the annual Best Managed Company accolade in 2024. This acknowledgement is a testament to the commitment and expertise of our global talent, and our ability to engage communities, governments, private sector players and development actors to affect institutional and societal improvements in some of the world’s most complex environments.

Cowater International’s commitment to advancing sustainable social, economic, and environmental outcomes reflects an internal corporate culture that prioritizes people, systems and knowledge to better support countries globally in their efforts to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods. We are working in some of the most challenging contexts, addressing development needs at the intersection of conflict and fragility, basic access to public services, effective governance, climate action and gender equality.

“Over the past year, Cowater International has continued its growth trajectory. We have expanded into new parts of the world, including a stronger presence in the Indo-Pacific, Ukraine, the Caribbean, and Africa, and are using our enhanced global reach to improve the way we design, implement and learn from our projects. I’d like to thank our staff and partners for being the driving force behind our ability to deliver lasting change for the people and communities we serve.”, said David Baron, President and CEO, Cowater International.

About Cowater International

Founded in 1985, Cowater International is a leading global development consulting company. Headquartered in Ottawa and with corporate hubs in Auckland, Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manila, Nairobi, Singapore and Stockholm, Cowater International has successfully delivered a portfolio of over 2500 projects and assignments in more than 95 countries. We work with governments, private sector actors and communities implementing projects that support socio-economic development, institutional strengthening, environmental improvements and advance equal opportunities for all. We are a diverse and experienced team committed to building a better tomorrow for the people we serve. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our yearly award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2017.


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