Awtada is a Saudi consultancy firm based in Jeddah, the premier port city on the Red Sea. We help clients to take decisions supported by high-quality data and through institutionalising evidence-based practices.

The word Awtada is an Arabic plural noun for “Watad”, a word used to describe the deep roots thought to extend beneath mountains. Like those mythic roots, we provide a firm foundation allowing our partners to reach great heights.

We provide corporate and sovereign clients with insights and tools to navigate the intersection of society, markets, and policy in Saudi Arabia. We take a multi-faceted view of local economic development that allows us to engage with both public and private stakeholders.

Awtada is run by a passionate and meticulous team that works both proactively and responsively. Beyond responding to client requests, we also bring ideas and innovations that enhance projects still further. That creativity and dedication translate into quality and impact for our clients that our competitors can’t match.

Our Service Offering

Public Policy Consulting
We work on solving social and economic challenges that would unlock opportunities and improve the lives of Saudi citizens. We pay attention to qualitative data collected from the policy beneficiaries themselves, to ensure that our recommendations create real impact. We design social interventions with a clear theory of change. For each challenge, we refresh our thinking and develop a tailored approach. Our professional integrity drives us to define the risks and limitations of our work. We do not work for our clients to produce deliverables, we work with our clients to solve the most pressing societal challenges.

Services Include: Policy Research, Policy Analysis And Design, Public Sector Strategy, Public Sector Strategy Execution

Corporate and Sustainability Reporting
Driven by our passion to create impact, we support our clients in reporting not only the outcome of their work but mainly the impact. We constantly encourage our clients to improve their sustainability and impact reporting by highlighting the local economic impact they create and their contribution to ESG. We work on reducing information asymmetry between our clients and their investors. We create the space for our clients to effectively report their performance to their current and future investors and stakeholders, yet in alignment with regulatory requirements.We enable our clients’ investors and stakeholders to make conscious, well-informed decisions.

Services Include: Sustainability and ESG Strategy Development, Sustainability and ESG Reporting, Impact Assessment, Corporate Board Reporting