(JIS) emerged from a 2002 initiative founded by the Charles
and Agnes Kazarian Foundation. The
goal of JIS is to improve performance at the nexus of the commercial
and social sectors in developing economies.
Prior to founding JIS, the Foundation had established three key
performance indicators (KPIs) for its technical and financial
support, which have become known as the “3-Highs”:
high value-add, high return on resources, and high impact. The
Foundation knew from past experience that the “3-Highs”
were essential to improving performance at the nexus. And, the
Foundation knew that knowledge of global benchmarks and high value-add
best practices were the foundation of achieving the “3-Highs”.
The challenge facing the Foundation was to locate professional
talent whose core competencies and processes were exclusively
dedicated to research and analysis in this highly specialized
a starting point to obtaining knowledge on improving performance
at the nexus, the Foundation obtained proposals from several consulting
firms for global benchmarking and high value-add best practices
Project Reports. Although the quality of the proposals was far
below the standards requested by the Foundation, costs ranged
from US$500,000 to US$1.2 million per Project Report. As the Foundation
required eight Project Reports in 2002, the total estimated cost
was more than US$5 million, which exceeded the Foundation’s
budget for the year.
found no firm that could meet the Foundation’s quality standards,
JIS was founded to provide customized Project Reports focused
on the “3-Highs” at a fraction of the cost of the
proposals. And, importantly, JIS would dedicate its staff exclusively
to producing Project Reports.
the past eight years, JIS has developed proprietary processes
for producing Project Reports focused on improving performance
through the "3-Highs". The processes include JIS's proprietary
ABCs covering approximately 140 countries: (A.) Analyze ten global
benchmarks and their high value-add best practices; (B.) Build
relationships with ten highly successful global thought leaders
or executives; (C.) Convince that the JIS Project Report is vastly
superior to the ten best studies on the topic.
Two-Part Guarantee: JIS guarantees that our Project Reports contain
the knowledge to: (1.) empower you to be one of the smartest on
the topic, and (2.) enable your organization to meet or exceed
date, JIS has completed over 270 Project Reports for the Foundation.
JIS has identified 700+ global benchmarks and 900+ high value-add
best practices. JIS has an extensive global network resource pool
of 3,000 professionals. JIS has developed JIS University to continuously
improve the quality of the Project Reports and their production
In 2010, the Foundation began to share JIS products
and services very selectively with organizations with a passion
for improving performance at the nexus.