Who are we?

DeepRoot is a boutique consulting firm passionate about Yemen’s development. Our goal is to help our clients anchor their interventions in a deep understanding of Yemen’s local and national contexts as well as international best practices.

Our approach is simple: only when international best practices and experiences are refined by a concrete understanding of the realities in Yemen, will any interventions produce the results that the country needs.

We help our clients by researching and engaging stakeholders at all levels, analysing their needs and interests, and advising on policy and project design and implementation.

Our leadership team has more than 20 years of combined experience working in Yemen and abroad, in the public, private and non-profit sectors. We have worked with multi-national corporations and international development agencies, served in senior government positions, and led start-up civil society organizations. With solid academic backgrounds from leading international institutions, our team couples cutting-edge practices with a deeply rooted understanding of the Yemeni context to offer insightful and practical advice that leads to impact.

Through a wide network of Yemeni and international experts and specialists, DeepRoot ensures that its services always stem from “on the ground” knowledge.

Our Advantage

We have a firm understanding of the players, the culture and the politics in Yemen.

We have a broad and established network of contacts in the humanitarian, development, policy and political fields, working in government and civil society organizations in Yemen.

We are well connected within the international network of development agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and researchers focused on Yemen.

We keep abreast of the latest research and findings in international development, policy-making, political-economy analysis, and research methodologies.