SIA's mission is to provide insightful technical assistance to help people overcome barriers and improve their lives through technology and analysis.

About our firm

Strategic Impact Advisors (SIA) is a woman-owned, global consulting firm with an enduring commitment to expanding access to digital technologies and to applying economic analysis to drive decision-making. We have offices in the capital cities of Washington, D.C., Monrovia and Accra. Our team members have worked in 44+ countries and with mobile network operators, NGOs, donor agencies and local and state governments. SIA differentiates the quality of its services by drawing on the range of professional experiences of its multidisciplinary team, which shape the creative, entrepreneurial and exacting approach it brings to its assignments. SIA’s team has run mobile network companies, holds years of large firm consulting and private legal experience, and has provided advisory, strategy and regulatory advice to telecommunications companies. SIA works with clients that seek strategic approaches, innovative business models, and deep insights for using digital technologies and cutting edge data solutions to solve complex development challenges.

We are a committed team, who values partnership with its clients, honesty and exploring new approaches to ongoing development challenges to building an inclusive world.
— Shelley Spencer, CEO

Our founders and leadership team provide actionable guidance and practical tools to assist DFS providers, NGOs and a range of local market actors in improving their programs with digital technologies, and help local governments use data to maximize the economic impact of scarce resources. We are a committed team, which values partnership with its clients, honesty and exploring new approaches to ongoing development challenges. Our vision is to use our strengths and skills to build a more inclusive world.


SIA is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.


SIA is registered with IATI, a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results for addressing poverty and crises.