Project Management

Publishing

Strategies

  • Clients served:
    UNOSSC, UNDP, Harvard Institute for International Development, World Bank, USAID, NHS, UNICEF.

 

 

 

DS Consulting has also launched this website, www.davidsouthconsulting.com, and a WordPress blog, www.davidsouthconsulting.org, to explain developments and publish content relevant to health, human development and innovation. It is structured around key practice areas and features past case studies and successes. Over the last six years, the back catalogue of previous work has also been migrated online (http://www.scribd.com/DSConsulting). This includes work rescuing Mongolia’s economy from the biggest peacetime, post-WWII economic collapse and transformative work in child health with the UK’s National Health Service.

You can catch up on my archive of case studies as well at www.davidsouthconsulting.wordpress.com, and keep abreast of the many changes coming for 2016. The case studies are a mix of inspiring stories, insight, analysis and trends: A good snapshot of a fast-changing world.

A great deal of work has gone into laying the foundations for future growth at DS Consulting at its London, UK base. The fruits of this work will become more apparent as 2016 unfolds.

Please send an email if you would like to get in touch or share a thought: mailto: davidsouthconsulting@gmail.com.

David South 

Senior Partner

DS Consulting

Southern Innovator and Development Challenges, South-South Solutions (UNOSSC Client)

Since 2007, DS Consulting has been working with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in UNDP (formerly the United Nations Development Programme’s Special Unit for South-South Cooperation), tracking the most exciting event of our times: the rise of the global South as an economic powerhouse. Learn more about South-South cooperation from Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South%E2%80%93South_cooperation.

On top of documenting the trends and new players shaping this fast-changing world, DS Consulting worked on developing Southern Innovator, launched in May 2011. Southern Innovator (ISSN 2222-9280) is designed by Icelandic graphic designer Sólveig Rolfsdóttir and is intended to showcase innovation-led ways people across the global South are making money and fighting poverty. It is being distributed around the world and online.

“As a communicator, UNOSSC uses a variety of tools to promote, advocate for and share information on South-South cooperation. These tools, which have enabled partners to take leadership and ownership roles, show results and claim credibility, include the annual United Nations Day for SSC, exhibitions at the GSSD Expo, Southern Innovator, the quarterly multi-agency “South-South in Action” and the Creative Economy Report.” Compilation of Case Studies on Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, March 2015, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Strategic framework of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, 2014-2017

In 2013, the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Services had this to say:

"In providing secretariat services to the High-level Committee, UNOSSC will provide Member States with evidence-based research and analysis on trends, opportunities and challenges to South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation through reports prepared in collaboration with other United Nations organizations, including the annual reports of the Secretary-General on the state of South-South cooperation, biennial reports to the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, policy briefs, public statements, advocacy e-newsletters, the Southern Innovator magazine and many other publications on South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation, as resources permit."

View the PDF of the Strategic Framework for South-South Cooperation here: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/cooperation/en/south_south/docs/unossc_strategic_framework_2014-2017.pdf

Two e-book compilations are also available showing key documents and artwork from the magazine since 2011.

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014: A compilation of documents from the magazine's recent years

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014: A compilation of documents from the magazine's recent years

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2011 to 2012: A compilation of documents from the magazine's early years

From 1997 to 1999 I headed the UN's Communications Office in Mongolia. This was a time of great change and crisis in the country. In 1998, I wrote an update on the unfolding political crisis. Mongolia Update - Coverage of 1998 Political Changes can be downloaded here. Some highlights from this briefing include an introduction to the new prime minister (and now current president) and an explanation of the turbulent forces behind Asia's newest democracy. A lively account of this time is Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia by Jill Lawless. For a thorough account of Mongolia's transition experience, try reading Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists by Morris Rossabi.

Curated content is now also online. This includes:

Mongolia Crisis 1997 to 1999 Resources

GOSH Child Health Portal 2001 to 2003 Resources

Experience

I am an international development consultant with over 19 years’ experience. I specialise in media, health communications, development strategies, project management and publishing. I have led high-profile projects in Asia, Canada and the UK. This work has included a number of groundbreaking, award-winning new media projects.

United Nations Global Marketplace (ungm.org) Vendor.

Read the David South Consulting Summary of Impact here: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about?id=1FdyBgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

Read the Southern Innovator Summary of Impact here: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lK4jBgAAQBAJ&dq=southern+innovator+summary+of+impact&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Methodology

I have managed and delivered projects to tight deadlines, with extensive public scrutiny and under difficult country conditions. I keep a cool head and am a seasoned trouble-shooter.

Education

University of Toronto: BA Honours in Political Science and History

Courses

BBC: Managing Complex New Media Projects

International Health Exchange: Humanitarian Aid: Policies and Practice

Languages

English, Mongolian

Articles

Accessing Global Markets Via Design Solutions, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, March 2009

Baker Cookstoves - Designing for the African Customer, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, December 2013

Big Data Can Transform the Global South's Growing Cities, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, June 2014

Cities for All shows how the world's poor are building ties across the global South, Global Urbanist, 24 August 2010

Cooking Bag Helps Poor Households Save Time, Money, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, April 2012

Debt-free Homes for the Poor, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, January 2009

Freedom of Expression: Introducing Investigative Journalism to Local Media in Mongolia 1999, UNV News, 5 June 1999

Illiterate Get Internet at Touch of a Button, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, April 2008

Innovations in Green Economy: Top Three Agenda, Southasiadisasters.net, December 2013

Lamas Against AIDS, UB Post (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), 5 November 1997

Lima to Delhi: What can be Learned on Urban Resilience?, Southasiadisasters.net, March 2015

Mobile Phone Microscopes to Revolutionize Health Diagnostics, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, July 2013

Philippine Conference Tackles Asia's AIDS Crisis, UB Post (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), 28 October 1997

Safety at Stake, Annex Gleaner (Toronto, Canada), February 1997

South-South Cooperation for Cities in Asia, Southasiadisasters.net, July 2014

South-South Trade Helping Countries During Economic Crisis, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions, June 2014

Starting from Scratch: The Challenge of Transition, UNV News, November 1997

State of Decay: Haiti Turns to Free-market Economics and the UN to Save Itself, Id Magazine (Canada), 11-25 July 1996

Study Says Jetliner Air Quality Poses Health Risks: CUPE Takes on Airline Industry with Findings on Survey, Now Magazine, 11-17 March 1993

Take Two Big Doses of Humanity and Call Me in the Morning, The Toronto Star, 1 January 1993

Taking Medicine to the People: Four Innovators in Community Health, Canadian Living, January 1993

2011 Trends for the South, David South Consulting, January 2011

Undercurrents: A Cancellation at CBC TV Raises a Host of Issues for the Future, Scan Magazine, April/May 1997

Profile on the Muck Rack platform: http://muckrack.com/david-south-1

Papers

In the Interests of the Exploited?: The Role of Development Pressure Groups in the UK

Pax Chaotica: A Re-evaluation of Post-WWII Economic and Political Order


Publications

2000 to Present

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions Newsletter, 2007-2014, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (ISSN 2227-3905)

 

Evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals Education Media Project, 2005, UNDP Mongolia 

GOSH Child Health Portal

A Marketing and e-Marketing Strategy – the New SASVO, 2004-2005, UNDP South Africa

Southern Innovator and Development Challenges, South-South Solutions Summary of Impact: 2007-2012, 2015, David South Consulting

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2011 to 2012: A Compilation of Documents from the Magazine's Early Years, 2015, David South Consulting

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014: A Compilation of Documents from the Magazine's Recent Years, 2015, David South Consulting

Southern Innovator Magazine: Agribusiness and Food Security Issue E-Version (ISSN 2227-0523)

Southern Innovator Magazine: Cities and Urbanization Issue (ISBN 978-0-9920217-0-2) (ISSN 2222-9280)

Southern Innovator Magazine: Mobile Phones and Information Technology Issue (ISSN 2222-9280)

Southern Innovator Magazine: Waste and Recycling Issue (ISBN 978-0-9920217-1-9) (ISSN 2222-9280)

Southern Innovator Magazine: Youth and Entrepreneurship Issue E-Version (ISSN 2227-0523)

UNDAF Annual Review 2005: A Partnership Between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Country Team

UNDP Mongolia Partnership for Progress 1997 to 1999 Key Documents, 2015, David South Consulting

1990 to 2000

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 1

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 2

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 3

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 4

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 5

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 6

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 7

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 8

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 9

Blue Sky Bulletin Issue Number 10

Environmental Public Awareness Handbook: Case Studies and Lessons Learned in Mongolia, 1999 (ISBN 992950137)

Ger Magazine, 1998-1999, UNDP Mongolia Communications Office

Ger Magazine: Modern Life Issue

Ger Magazine: Youth Issue

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine Newsletter, 1992-1993

Human Development Report Mongolia 1997

Id Magazine

In Their Own Words: Selected Writings by Journalists on Mongolia, 1997-1999 (ISBN 99929-5-043-9)

Mongolian AIDS Bulletin, 1997, UNDP Mongolia Communications Office

Mongolian Green Book

Mongolian Rock and Pop Book (ISBN 99929-5-018-8)

Mongolia Update - Coverage of 1998 Political Changes

Mongolia Update 1997

Mongolia Update 1998

Mongolia Update 1999

New Media Markets, 1995, Financial Times Newsletters

Partnership for Progress (UNDP Mongolia)

Peril and Promise: Higher Education in Developing Countries, 1999, World Bank/UNESCO Task Force on Higher Education (for River Path Associates)

Screen Finance, 1995, Financial Times Newsletters

UN Mongolia Annual Report, 1997-1998, UNDP Mongolia Communications Office

UNDP Mongolia Online Development Portal, 1997-1999, UNDP Mongolia Communications Office

UNDP in Mongolia: The Guide, 1997-1999, UNDP Mongolia Communications Office

Watch Magazine

Citations

Dateline Mongolia: An American Journalist in Nomad’s Land by Michael Kohn, RDR Books, 2006, ISBN 1-57143-155-1

The Devil and the Disappearing Sea: A True Story About the Aral Sea Catastrophe by Robert Ferguson, Raincoast Books, 2003, ISBN 1-55192-599-0

The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Mongolia by Peter K. Marsh, Taylor and Francis, 2008, ISBN 041597156X, 9780415971560

Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists by Morris Rossabi, University of California Press, 2005, ISBN 0-520-24399-4

Mongolian Rock and Pop: In Our Own Voice (in Mongolian), ISBN 99929-5-018-8

Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina by Nancy Williams and Marie Scott-Baron (Eds.), Words Indeed Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9865166-4-1

Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia by Jill Lawless, ECW Press, 2000, ISBN 1-55022-434-4 (www.wildeast.ca)

Blue Sky Bulletin

Bounty from the Sheep: Autobiography of a Herdsman by Tserendashiin Namkhainiambuu, Inner Asia Book Series, White Horse, 2000

Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists by Morris Rossabi, University of California Press, 2005

Mongols from Country to City: Floating Boundaries, Pastoralism and City Life in the Mongol Lands edited by Ole Bruun and Li Narangoa, Issue 34 of NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier, NIAS Press, 2006

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions

The beauty of success: Going for growth in the household and personal care sector, EY (Ernst & Young Global Limited), 2014 

Beyond Gated Communities by Samer Bagaeen and Ola Uduku, Routledge, 2015, ISBN 1317659058 

Export Now: Five Keys to Entering New Markets by Frank Lavin and Peter Cohan, John Wiley & Sons, 2011

Foreign Correspondence by John Maxwell Hamilton and Regina G. Lawrence, Routledge, 2013 

The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film by Sonja Fritzsche, Oxford University Press, 2014 

Mobiles + Micro-payments = The New Future of Money, Evoke, 2010 

Ger Magazine

A Complete Guide on Celebrations, Festivals and Holidays around the World by Sarah Whelan, Asteroid Content, 2015

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media by Jeff Summer, Gale Group, 2001

Mongol Survey, Issue 8, The Society, 2001

Mongolian Culture and Society in the Age of Globalization by Henry G. Schwarz (editor), Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, 2006

Nations in Transition: Mongolia by Jennifer L. Hanson, Infobase Publishing, 2003

Teen Life in Asia by Judith J. Slater, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004

World Press Encyclopedia: A Survey of Press Systems Worldwide, Volume 1 by Amanda C. Quick, Gale Group, 2003

www.gosh.nhs.uk

GOSH Child Health Portal Phase 1a by David South, 2003

GOSH Child Health Portal Phase 1b by David South, 2003

GOSH Child Health Portal Phase 2a by David South, 2003

GOSH Child Health Portal Phase 2b by David South, 2003

GOSH Child Health Portal Phase 3 by David South, 2003
 

GOSH Project Launch Brochure and Screen Grabs, 2001-2003 by David South, 2003
 
The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices by Susan Macqueen, Elizabeth Bruce and Faith Gibson, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

Help! My Child's in Hospital by Becky Wauchope, Marbec Family Trust, 2012

Oxford Desk Reference: Nephrology by Jonathan Barratt, Peter Topham and Kevin P. G. Harris, Oxford University Press, 2008

Research Review 2001: A Year of Excellence and Innovation, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, 2001

Research Review 2002: Building on Success, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, 2002

 

Human Development Report Mongolia 1997

Change in Democratic Mongolia: Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining, 2012

Curbing Corruption in Asian Countries: An Impossible Dream? by Jon S. T. Quah, Emerald Group Publishing, 2011

Diseases of Globalization: Socioeconomic Transition and Health by Christine McMurray and Roy Smith, Routledge, 2013

Economic Institutions and Democratic Reform: A Comparative Analysis of Post-communist Countries by Ole Norgaard, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2000

Educational Import: Local Encounters with Global Forces in Mongolia by Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Ines Stolpe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation? by Judith Heyer, Frances Stewart, Rosemary Thorp, OUP Oxford, 2002

Higher Education in the Developing World: Changing Contexts and Institutional Responses by David W. Chapman and Ann E. Austin, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 

Markets and Moralities: Ethnographies of Postsocialism by Ruth Mandel and Caroline Humphrey, Berg Publishers, 2002

Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists by Morris Rossabi, University of California Press, 2005

Precious Steppe: Mongolian Nomadic Pastoralists in Pursuit of the Market by Ole Bruun, Lexington Books, 2008

Rethinking Development in East Asia: From Illusory Miracle to Economic Crisis by Pietro Masina, Routledge, 2012




Mongolia Update 1998

Bounty from the Sheep: Autobiography of a Herdsman by Tserendashiin Namkhainiambuu, Inner Asia Book Series, White Horse, 2000

Selection and Preparation of Australian Expatriates and Business People for Postings in Mongolia by Gantsetseg O’Brien and Greg Trotman, Department of Marketing, International Business and Tourism, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Working Paper 99/3, December 1999. Website: http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:2914

Semi-Presidentialism Outside Europe: A Comparative Study edited by Robert Elgie and Sophia Moestrup, Routledge, 2007

Transition and Democracy in Mongolia by Richard Pomfret, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2000, 149-160. Website: http://www.jstor.org/pss/153756

Southern Innovator (www.southerninnovator.org)

Autonomous Systems in the Intelligence Community: Many Possibilities and Challenges by Jenny R. Holzer, PhD, and Franklin L. Moses, PhD, Studies in Intelligence Vol 59, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2015)

Chile in Transition: Prospects and Challenges for Latin America's Forerunner of Development by Roland Benedikter and Katja Siepmann, Springer, 2015

Edible Insects and the Future of Food: A Foresight Scenario Exercise on Entomophagy and Global Food Security by Dominic Glover and Alexandra Sexton, Institute of Development Studies, King’s College London, Evidence Report No 149, September 2015
   
Export Now: Five Keys to Entering New Markets by Frank Lavin and Peter Cohan, John Wiley & Sons, 2011

High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation Seventeenth Session: Framework of operational guidelines on United Nations support to South-South and triangular cooperation: Note by the Secretary-General, 22-25 May 2012, New York




10 Homebuilt Tech Tools for the Developing World by William Harris, How Stuff Works

Wearing Your Map on Your Sleeve: Practices of Identification in the Creation and Consumption of Philippine Map T-shirts by Pamela Gloria Cajilig, paper presented at the 6th Global Conference (2014): Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom, 15th to 18th September 2014

Youth Empowered as Catalysts for Sustainable Human Development: UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017, United Nations Development Programme, Bureau for Development Policy

www.un-mongolia.mn

Asian Perspective, Volume 25, Insitute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyung Nam University, 2001

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan, An Exhibit of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Rethinking Development in East Asia: From Illusory Miracle to Economic Crisis by Pietro Masina, Routledge, 2012
 
Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, Volume 7, 1999


Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina by Nancy Williams and Marie Scott-Baron (Eds.), Words Indeed Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9865166-4-1

Wikipedia page: Read about the Ger Magazine project from 1998 to 2000 on its new Wikipedia page. Ger Magazine was Mongolia's first online magazine and was launched in the middle of the twin crises of the biggest peacetime, post-WWII economic collapse and the 1997 to 1998 Asian Crisis. The country was also experiencing the consequences of shock therapy and austerity measures.


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Thank You!

The achievements detailed on this web portfolio are down to fruitful collaboration and wise mentoring. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ever-growing list of people who have helped me in one way or another over the years.
  

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