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Catalyst Group

Strategic Thinking - Practical Action - Tangible Results

Catalyst Group is a consultancy firm specializing in international development. Our clients include governments, industry bodies, private sector firms and multilateral funds.


Program and Proposal Development

Economic Development and Trade

Market Development and Access

Manufacturing and

Food Processing

Business Planning

and Strategy

Product and Brand Development

Water and Food


Water, Sanitation and

Hygiene, i.e. WASH

Our story

Catalyst Group is a woman/veteran owned consultancy created in 1989 as a sole proprietorship by Lorraine Hartman, following her military service and 10 years as an entrepreneur in the food industry. After 20 years working in international development, Catalyst Group, now an LLC, boasts a stable of highly qualified consultants with worldwide experience in a wide range of sectors.



San Francisco, California

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