About Us

BFA Global is a research, product innovation and strategy consulting firm that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable and underserved communities around the world.

Together with our partners and clients, we seek to drive proactive responses to some of the world’s most pressing challenges – including effective and sustainable development, poverty reduction, achieving fulfilling employment in the age of automation, bridging digital divides, developing participatory and evidence-informed governance, and mitigating the migratory and climate crises.

Founded in 2006 by David Porteous, BFA Global is headquartered in Boston and Nairobi, with additional offices in Medellín and New Delhi. We have a presence in Johannesburg, Lagos, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris.

David Porteous, Founder & Chair

“BFA Global always was, and still is, intended to be a platform for good work. While the precise nature of the work has evolved over the years, the essence has not: good work is work which leads to positive outcomes for our clients and wider society, and to fair financial rewards and growth for our people.”

David Porteous, Founder & Chair

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BFA Global works with our clients to produce research and innovative solutions that move the needle forward as we strive toward a more equitable world.