About Us

Neil Butcher & Associates (NBA) is committed to improving equitable access, quality, and effectiveness of education in developing countries to create supportive, empowered education systems in which people at all levels see themselves as agents of their own change.

Purpose, Mission and Values

NBA’s mission is to contribute to improving education in developing world contexts by advancing open, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions to educational challenges. We believe that education should equip learners to think critically, creatively, and independently, as well as to develop a sense of agency and responsibility for their lives and the world in which they live. Education should support learners to be able to generate sustainable livelihoods and become active, engaged, and accountable citizens. Through our work, we strive to create space for stakeholders to engage and connect to promote meaningful change.

We are committed to the delivery of innovative, high-quality work, on time and at competitive prices to meet the needs of our clients and their educational constituencies. We strive to distil key knowledge we gain as we work and share it widely beyond our client base, with a view to maximizing the value of our work around the world. In this way we hope to contribute to the development of education in South Africa, Africa, and beyond.


Geographical Spread

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, NBA’s primary focus has been on Africa, we have extended our reach globally (but with a niche focus on the developing world) through work with clients such as the Commonwealth of Learning, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, and UNESCO.