Bernhard Hulla founds Hulla & Co Human Dynamics KG. Offices open in Vienna, Austria.
Within the project Technical Assistance to Branch Chambers, Bulgaria (development of sector policy), HD successfully led the transition of state-run bodies to fully integrated market operators charged to support the development of key industries in Bulgaria, such as mining. This marked the start of our work for the European Union.
PFM is continually a key area of technical assistance. Our first PFM project was Reform and Development of Public Finance, Bulgaria where we worked with the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance, National Bank and selected municipalities to improve the management of public finances.
Building the capacity and capabilities within public administrations to deliver their services effectively and efficiently is a major part of HD's work. Our first PAR project was Total Quality Management for Top Managers and Government Officials which covered countries planning on joining the EU.
We continue to expand our work with other donors. In 1998 we won and implemented a World Bank funded project — Public Investment Programme, Bulgaria — focused on effective, transparent use of public finances for much needed public infrastructure.
Developing expertise in new sectors is part of the HD growth story. Our first implemented transport project — Diagnostic Evaluation for Increasing Private Sector Participation in the Cairo Metro, Egypt — involved work with the Ministry of Transport and Cairo Municipality to evaluate private sector involvement in financing a third Metro Line in Cairo.
Office opened with our partner the HD European Consulting Group (ECG).
HD project offices cover Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, and Slovakia.
With the project Development of a Strategy for the Police (notably the Border Police) in Kosovo, HD started to work on justice and rule of law projects. These areas underpin many of other developmental gains.
Developing solutions to increasingly complex challenges has been a Human Dynamics hallmark. One example of this is our first multi-country project in Asia — Establishment of the Customs Single Window for Trade Facilitation in ASEAN — where we worked to enhance trade and economic growth.
Within Consultancy to Develop and Implement a Macroeconomic Model, Lesotho, we deployed our economic development expertise to enable sound economic policy making, together with and for the Ministry of Finance in Lesotho.
The Expansion and Consolidation of the Professional Vocational Training System in Peru was our first project in South America.
Our first major project in the energy sector was the Coal Sector Policy Support Programme in Ukraine, where we supported the Ukrainian Government in building the skills and fulfilling the obligations arising from sector restructuring.
Our largest multi-country project is essential for the sound and efficient management of EDF resources: Training on Financial and Contractual Procedures in the Framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) – Brussels and ACP countries. HD won an extension of this contract in 2013.
The Regional Environmental Network for Accession (RENA) project covered countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Starting in 2013, this was succeeded by Environment and Climate Regional Accession Network (ECRAN) project, also led by HD.
The Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ) presented Human Dynamics with our first award — the Austrian Export Prize 2011 in the category of Information and Consulting.
This includes five major multi-country projects: Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB), Environment and Climate Regional Accession Network (ECRAN), Cleaner energy-saving Mediterranean cities (CES-MED), Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) and EDF Training
Yes, we celebrated.
We also had a workshop to discuss the company’s strategy, priorities and technologies used, and to define actions toward innovation and productivity increase in HD — ultimately, toward our higher success as a business.
Human Dynamics was voted by the public as the National Champion for Austria in the prestigious 2013/14 EBA competition. The only contender working in international development, HD beat off strong national competition and went on to compete against 29 other NPCs across Europe for the title European Public Champion.
Human Dynamics was founded in 1993 in Vienna, Austria, on the premise that the challenges facing public management required an advanced quality of consulting services.
With an initial focus in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Human Dynamics has expanded its geographical remit to include the Caucasus, Central, Southern and South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa.
Since its start, Human Dynamics has become a leading contractor of executing technical assistance projects in emerging markets. Today Human Dynamics manages a project portfolio of over EUR 100 million, financed primarily by the European Union but also from other International Financial and development Institutions.
Today we have subsidiary offices in Ankara, Belgrade, Brussels, Cologne and Sofia. We have over 70 permanent in-house staff with in-depth public sector knowledge and extensive project management and field expertise. Our staff employ international best practices, seamlessly blending this with local experience.
Additionally, we maintain field offices in most countries of operation. At any one time we work with over 300 experts in the field, and our database of international experts comprises over 6000 hand-picked experts.