“Following publication of the UN OCHA Global Humanitarian Response Plan in early May, all INGOs rushed to supplement the report with their own organizational global response plans for COVID-19. Save the Children needed to identify the impact of COVID-19 on children and synthesize our response approach. It was the first time the movement had published such a comprehensive plan, in terms of both content and geography.
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“To ensure we reflected our global footprint, we had to review over 80 individual country plans. With each plan being over 30 pages and following no template, it was important we work intelligently and effectively to meet our deadline. My experiences as a BCG consultant prepared me to synthesize information quickly and extract insights from complex, messy data. Further, BCG’s emphasis on ‘speed to output’ trained me to work quickly without losing relevant detail and rigor; this skill set enabled me to extract financial targets and beneficiary counts from each individual country response plan, making Save the Children one of the only INGOs to publish such data at the country level.”
—Joji Syed, BCG consultant and Save the Children secondee