Focused on consolidating and integrating the

The Bank is now preparing a response to the food crisis in the Sahel as part of the Sahel Programme covering 13 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

The programme comprises actions to re-establish household resilience to natural disasters and chronic food insecurity, to build rural infrastructure, to take account of gender issues, to adapt to climate change and to promote disaster risk mitigation measures.

An action plan should be developed to move towards an integrated culture that represents the combined organisation.

By initiating a cultural analysis exercise in the pre deal phase, acquiring firms can build early momentum in the integration process.

Selectivity and the quest for results continue to serve as guides.

In addition, the Bank stepped up efforts to consolidate resilience and set development milestones.



Employees were able to see real changes in behaviour and ways of working being demonstrated by such an appointment.Given the importance of culture when integrating two organisations, it is worth considering these three key factors that could help your next integration.Cultural due diligence should be conducted in the pre-deal phase to understand the differences in culture (working styles, company values, behaviours, etc.) between the two organisations.James Thornton is a management consultant at Moorhouse - a consulting firm that is focused on delivering sustained transformational change.

Working in small integrated teams with our clients we support them in responding to their most strategic challenges.

In doing so, we are able to leave a legacy of increased capability through a genuine commitment to skills and knowledge transfer.


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