Our areas of expertise

Our know-how

Our team relies on the experience of its members, and on their expertise and skills developed over the years in various contexts, in order to intervene at all stages of the life cycle of a project or a development programme.

Programming and formulation

Implementation

Project and programme evaluation

Capitalisation and communication

Our specific areas of expertise

Rural and agricultural development

Over the past five years, ACK International has developed a recognised expertise in the support, guidance, and management of rural and agricultural development projects. Our services aim to support farms, agricultural, forestry and pastoral value chains in developing countries, with the overall objective of combating food and nutritional insecurity and increasing incomes. We also work in the field of rural infrastructure and water. In addition, our team specialises in supporting the private sector, in particular microfinance institutions and banks, in scaling down or business development services (BDS) for example.

ACK International has developed expertise in terms of supporting SMEs and farms in accessing finance from financial institutions.

Example:

Support for job creation in the agricultural sector in rural areas under the TRACE programme - World Bank - Tunisia - 2021-2024.

Vocational training, education and employment

Lifelong learning is a fundamental issue for societies in developing countries. They are sources of emancipation and social inclusion. Through our work, we contribute to the advancement of employability and capacity building of populations. Our actions aim to ensure that all age groups, both urban and rural, have access to quality education and vocational training services.

Example:

Assessment and outlook of Swiss support to vocational training in Burkina Faso - DDC - 2021.

Natural resource management and climate change

Les pays en développement font souvent face à de nombreux défis environnementaux : baisse des ressources en eau, déforestation, dégradation des terres et désertification, perte de biodiversité… Ils sont également les plus vulnérables aux effets du changement climatique, qui agit comme facteur multiplicateur des contraintes environnementales et économiques. ACK International intervient sur ces différents enjeux, en appui à la gestion des ressources naturelles, à l’atténuation et à l’adaptation face aux aléas climatiques. Nous accompagnons les porteurs de projets et acteurs-clés des secteurs public et privé dans leur volonté de participer aux Objectifs de Développement Durable, à travers la conception de programmes dédiés, l’intégration des enjeux environnementaux et climatiques dans les projets de développement, ou en mobilisant des appuis techniques ciblés (étude-diagnostic, renforcement de capacité…).

Example:

Identification study of needs and opportunities in the field of natural resources management and climate change in the Sikasso region - Denmark MFA / Danida - Mali - 2021.

Public finance and support to local authorities

Our team of experts advises and supports project leaders who want to make public management more efficient, while taking into account the participation of civil society. ACK International has specific know-how in public finance management, support to local authorities, decentralisation processes and institutional and organisational audits of state structures, local institutions and private companies. Our consultancy firm is also specialised in the analysis of capacity building needs, the development of national policies, pooled funds aligned with national procedures, the proposal of risk mitigation plans and investment plans, but also the review of public expenditure. We have also developed know-how in the formulation and monitoring of budget support and support for policy dialogue between actors and TFPs.

Example:

Mid-term review of the Indicative Cooperation Programme (PIC III, 2015-2019) between the Republic of Mali and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in particular the "Decentralisation and Good Governance" programme - Luxembourg MFA - Mali - 2018-2019

Human rights, justice and security

Since 2016, ACK International has been advising and supporting its clients in the field of democratic governance and the promotion of principles of transparency, justice, and equity in developing countries. Our company also has a strong expertise in the field of human rights, gender equality, as well as conflict prevention, security, and stability. Thanks to our significant experience of working in West Africa, we are particularly aware of the conditions of work in areas of instability and security risk.

Example:

Formulation of the 3rd phase of the Danish Regional Peace and Stabilisation Programme in the Sahel (PSP III) - Denmark MFA / Danida - Sahel - 2021-2022