Cardno Acil is an international consulting firm committed to achieving a better and more sustainable quality of life in developing countries.
Cardno Acil is an international consulting firm committed to achieving a better and more sustainable quality of life in developing countries. Established in 1968, we have designed and managed over 500 development projects across 63 countries in Asia, the Pacific islands and Africa.
We currently manage over A$350 million in contracts and have offices in Melbourne, Port Moresby, Beijing, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Hanoi and representation in the United Kingdom.
Our work spans a range of sectors including Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Governance, and Resource and Environment Management.
We have over 450 high calibre professionals working for our organisation. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and experiences - a mix that helps us to provide our partners with the best development advice and project management expertise globally available. We work hand in hand with host nation governments and communities to create local solutions which strengthen their institutions and make communities self-reliant beyond the life of our projects.
Cardno Acil's projects are funded by international donor agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Australian Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, the Danish International Development Agency and the German Development Bank.
The diversity of our client base gives Cardno Acil the opportunity to develop our expertise in tendering for work, negotiating contracts and implementing a wide range of projects.
Cardno Acil has expertise in an expanding range of consultancy and project management services. The firm's corporate capability now encompasses the following technical areas:
- community and social development;
- education and training including skills development in the non-formal sector;
- economic policy and reform;
- environmental and natural resource planning and management;
- fisheries and marine resources;
- gender analysis;
- governance including law and justice;
- human resource development;
- agricultural and rural livelihoods;
- institutional development and capacity building;
- monitoring and evaluation;
- post conflict; and
- water supply and rural infrastructure development.
Cardno Acil's DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY
Our development philosophy outlines the values and underlying
principles which determine our approach to development.
We work 'with' the people of developing nations.
We involve communities throughout the project lifecycle.
We achieve results that make lasting improvements to people's lives.
We pass on skills and knowledge to build strong, stable nations.
We are committed to basic human rights and work to promote an understanding of men and women's roles in communities.
We promote sustainable projects that uphold the culture of the communities in which we work. We approach our projects with respect for different cultural values and norms.