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 #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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Sustineo Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) countdown

Leading up to their finalisation on September 27 2015, we will be conducting a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) countdown through posts on the Sustineo Facebook page. These posts will look at the history of the SDGs and the specific goals within them, exploring what actions need to be taken to realistically achieve them. Head on over to our Facebook page and check it out!
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Cultural competency and Indigenous program evaluations

On Thursday 16 July Sustineo researcher Emily Davidson attended an Australasian Evaluation Society workshop on the development and implementation of culturally competent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program evaluations.
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