The idea behind consultancy is to help clients, mainly other companies, streamline their operations and improve their profitability. Clients focus on their core business while hired consultants work in the areas performing below par. Consultancy firms like the Manchester Group gather expertise as they work for clients facing similar issues. Comprising four members, Harvest International, Interact, Manchester Associates Ltd., and Altman Inc., the Group helps clients identify and develop lucrative investment opportunities, create feasibility analyses and negotiate contracts.
In Indonesia, Harvest International provides consulting support and services focusing on problems specific to the Indonesian political economy. These include legislation and investment issues in autonomous regions, and challenges in relations with local governments.