My name is Valsa Shah and I run a boutique consultancy called VSC-Economics Ltd. established in 2010. In West London. After a degree and Masters in Economics, I joined the Government Economic service as a fast stream economist, working on international trade and development, competitton policy and climate change. This gave me a strong foundation to set up my consultancy in which I work with a small team of associates to undertake evaluations, programmed design and technical advice for Governments , NGOs, service providers, and UN agencies within the international development sector and UK charitable sector. My purpose is to advise on the best way to gain the greatest pro-poor social, environmental and economic impacts to the largest number of beneficiaries with the least amount of resources.