sustineo vb. 1. to hold up or upright, keep up, bear up, support, sustain.

Sustineo and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute provide policy briefs and details on the Pacific Index
Sustineo provides technical and management services to create positive and sustainable social economic change in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
A fundamental tenet of Sustineo’s approach is the commitment to building enduring coalitions and strategic alliances with professional, academic and community sector organisations.

Current Projects

The Pacific Index, developed with ADRI, ranks rich countries on the their efforts in supporting development in the Pacific.
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Sustineo is working with NZAID on the Timor Leste Community Policing Programme to provide M&E services.
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This project aims to improve consumer protection policy directions through the synthesis of experiences and lesson learned.
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Sustineo will develop a framework and models for public awareness of consumer protection in ASEAN.
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Sustineo is developing three case studies on how regulatory reform promotes innovation in APEC.
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“I have found Sustineo an excellent organisation to contract. They are enthusiastic, very smart, well informed and connected, efficient, responsive and a pleasure to work with.”
“Overall, we have been very happy with the service and professionalism of Sustineo. They have proven particularly suitable to conduct this governance project and have also shown a very high level of expertise in the area of childhood learning and cultural awareness in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
“The work undertaken met all the tender expectations, and the CEO was impressed with the quality of Sustineo’s final reports.”
“The work undertaken was done in a timely manner meeting all required deadlines without prompting.”
“I strongly believe Sustineo’s facilitation kit will be of great benefit to facilitators in the communities we work in.”

Natural capital matters – but how do we use it to influence change?

Sustineo consultant Tom Sloan attended the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Public Seminar Series presented by Dr Neville Crossman (CSIRO). Dr Crossman convincingly demonstrated that natural capital provides tremendous monetary value to human societies, and that there are significant risks associated with the failure to acknowledge or measure this. However, we must go beyond this to consider how natural capital can be applied in practice or how this research could make its way into the policy space
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Moving with the changing landscape of field data collection – benefiting from a transition to tablets

Sustineo has built a capability in the use of tablet-based data collection with Akvo FLOW, reflecting the wider shift from paper-based surveys to mobile phone and tablet based data collection tools. Our recent experience conducting a survey in the Solomon Islands for the United Nations Development Programme and the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission highlighted the benefits of using tablet based data collection tools, and that many of the arguments against using them in the field are not well-founded.
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Ideas in Brief #7 The Importance of the Grassroots for Rural Development

The seventh contribution to the Ideas in Brief series, written by Emma Pankhurst, has been released. Taking Timor-Leste as a case study, this piece highlights the importance of balancing top and bottom level objectives and grassroots data for successful rural development projects.
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