CEPT framework

Our advice is based on field research in four categories.

We apply a four-dimensional framework to cover all planning-relevant areas of life. We call it the CEPT framework, where C stands for the cultural, E for the economic, P for the political, and T for the technical area. Mentalities, beliefs, myths are covered by the cultural area; ways to do business, trade, and make money are covered by the economic area; laws, regulations, incentives, and public-sector interventions are covered by the political area; the habits of using, e.g., means of transportation, houses, mobile phones are covered by the technical area. We also have tools to assess how strongly each area influences each other and how easy or difficult it is to trigger change, which activities could trigger change, and out of which part of the population change could grow most easily.