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Our Work

KRL clients range from Fortune 100 companies and heads of state to opposition parties and ‘unicorn’ start-ups. We understand the complex challenges of international businesses entering new markets and local businesses going global. We are as adept navigating the halls of power in Washington, D.C. as we are scoping new investment frontiers.

Gov Relations
Government Relations

KRL has a demonstrated track record of delivering results for its clients in Washington. We have worked with public and private institutions to maximize U.S. support for development, trade and investment, democracy and governance, and regional security, among other priorities. 

KRL maintains trusted relationships across U.S. government institutions, from the White House to Congress, regardless of party and cycles of power. We engage regularly with the State Department, National Security Council, the Pentagon, and the Departments of Commerce and Treasury, along with a multitude of trade and development agencies. We also liaise with multilateral development banks (MDBs) and other development finance institutions (DFIs), the United Nations system, and other international organizations on behalf of our clients.

Case Studies

Securing $1.8 billion in U.S. assistance for Liberia
Increasing U.S. assistance and private investment in West Africa
Comm Diplomacy
Commercial Diplomacy

KRL designs strategies that address the complexities of doing business in emerging markets. We have worked to secure competitive terms for foreign governments and assisted companies when lack of due process, contract violations, or regulatory barriers put assets at risk.

KRL assists companies entering new markets, mapping out key stakeholders and evaluating political, economic, and regulatory factors. We also design social investment plans which align corporate interests with the priorities of host governments and donors to maximize impact.

Case Studies

Overcoming regulatory and reputational hurdles in fintech
Leveraging social investment for market entry

 Photo by Carol Sahley/USAID (2018)

Campaigns & Advocacy

KRL is proud to have worked on several successful campaigns for candidates and parties that are committed to their country’s development and to democratic political processes. We offer  a scope of support from strategic advisory to international stakeholder relations, including embedding with ground teams. We have expertise in the full campaign cycle including polling, communications and messaging, fundraising, alliance building, get-out-the-vote efforts, and parallel vote tabulations.

KRL has also worked on issue-based campaigns, advocating for specific policies as well as general public awareness. We have executed successful international advocacy campaigns in the areas of global health, gender-based violence, and disaster recovery.

Case Studies

Mobilizing the international response to the Ebola crisis
Building the global profiles of African women leaders

With long-standing relationships with international media and decades of experience in the journalism industry, KRL consultants use multiple platforms to deliver our client’s messages to a global audience. Our team provides support at each step in the editorial process, from editing a first draft to placing an article in a premier publication.

When crafting communication plans, KRL designs multidimensional global strategies that include public speaking, thought leadership, select use of international platforms, and engagement with influencers in think tanks, academia, government, and international institutions.

Case Studies

Raising a foundation's profile through thought leadership

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