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.”

Ideas in Brief #2

The second contribution to Sustineo’s Ideas in Brief series has been released. Written by intern Madeleine Plocki, this piece explores the degree to which food has been excluded from actions taken to address issues within the food-water-energy nexus.
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Private sector has key role in reducing poverty

On June 30th, Louisa Minney, Senior Consultant, Sustineo, was invited to attend the official launch of the Australian Trade and Development Group Network, which will promote private sector involvement in the delivery of poverty reduction programs.
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Urban climate change policy lecture at the University of Canberra

On the 2nd of July, Tom Sloan of Sustineo presented a lecture to University of Canberra third year course, Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures. The lecture drew on research Tom has undertaken into the implementation of greenhouse gas mitigation in the Australian Capital Territory.
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