ACTED is ranked 41 in TOP 500 World by NGO Advisor

NGO Advisor’s Opinion & Ratings

- / 10 Hiring Rating
- / 10 Sustainability
- / 10 Diversity on Funding Streams
- / 10 Innovation Ratio
- / 10 Transparency & Accountability
- / 10 Independence from Governments
- / 10 Independence from Corporations
- / 10 Impact Measurement
- / 10 Audit Results
- / 10 Independence from One Funder

General

Logo
Organization Name
ACTED
Formerly Known As
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Brand
ACTED
Tagline
Act for change, Invest in tomorrow
English-Language Website URL
Other-Language Website URLs

http://www.acted.org/fr

Type of organization
nonprofit,
Year Founded
1993
Lead Photo For Profile
HQ Location: City, Country
Paris, France
HQ Physical address
ACTED
33 rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
France
HQ Mailing Address
ACTED
33 rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
France
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Ms Silvia Icardi
Information and Communication Manager
silvia.icardi@acted.org
Tel + 33 (0)1 42 65 61 40
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Ms Silvia Icardi
Information and Communication Manager
silvia.icardi@acted.org
Tel + 33 (0)1 42 65 61 40
Is Your Organisation Membership-based ?
Yes
Total Members
119
History

ACTED was born in Kabul in 1993 against the backdrop of the forgotten crisis of Afghanistan. ACTED is the result of a will to go where others did not want to go, and to act differently: with an area-based approach, no mandate restriction, and by investing in local knowledge and expertise, following the motto “Think outside the box.”

With an operational Headquarters divided between Kabul (Afghanistan) and Peshawar (Pakistan), ACTED
provided emergency response and information management support to inform humanitarian interventions in Afghanistan.

After Kabul fell to the Taliban in 1996-97, ACTED moved to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

In 1997, ACTED responds to the crisis in
the Congo (Brazzaville) and to Hurricane Andres in Nicaragua, working for the first time outside of Central Asia. The international NGO ACTED was born.

In 1999, the Headquarters were transfered from Kabul/Peshawar to Paris, France, marking the consolidation of processes and programmatic approaches, as well as geographic expansion on all continents.

Over 25 years later, ACTED works in 37 countries worldwide, providing humanitarian and development support to 20,7 million most vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas.

With more than 25 years experience working closest to the needs of the most vulnerable worldwide, ACTED contributes
to reaching the Global Goals, advocating for an integrated, ″decompartmentalized″ approach to humanitarian action, for co-construction and global partnerships towards the sustainable development of territories.

In 2020 launched its vision of a “Triple Zero” (3Zero) world: Zero Exlusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty.

Zero Exclusion…because nobody should be left behind.

Zero Carbon…because we only have one planet.

Zero Poverty…because poverty should not hold back potential.

The “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” vision should incite us to think and act together to achieve what appears to be a paradox: Both a world without poverty, and a world without damaging levels of carbon emissions.

The 3Zero vision of ACTED is based on the following aspects:

  • Promoting inclusive and low carbon growth
  • Building upon the capacities of every human being and developing human capital
  • Accelerate access of the most vulnerable to social and technological innovation

 

Please Briefly Describe Your Economic Model.
ACTED is a non-profit organization implementing humanitarian and development projects. The main characteristics of the economic model of ACTED are:
(i) A global presence:
In 2019, ACTED implemented 419 projects in 37 countries, responding to the needs of 20.7 million people through the support of almost 6,000 staff.
(ii) A comprehensive 3Zero mandate with 3 main programmatic pillars:
a. Zero Exclusion
b. Zero Carbon
c. Zero Poverty
(iii) A wide range of donors and partners
More than 119 donors funded ACTED’s projects in 2019, out of which 90% came from direct grants provided by institutional donors.
(iv) An efficient decentralized model:
a. 97% of the funds collected are allocated to the operations in our fields of intervention and 3% are financing the central functions (overheads).
b. Internal control, programmatic and monitoring systems that are followed up at three levels (area, country level, HQ).

Activity

Mission

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas.

We want a Triple Zero (3Zero) World:

  • Zero Exclusion…because nobody should be left behind.
  • Zero Carbon…because we only have one planet.
  • Zero Poverty…because poverty should not hold back potential.

We need to think local and act global to achieve greater
impact for a 3Zero world.

We aim to achieve a 3Zero world by:

  • Promoting inclusive and low carbon growth
  • Building upon the capacities of every human being and developing human capital
  • Accelerating access of the most vulnerable to social and technological innovation

Management.

 

Country (or countries) where active
Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Niger, South Sudan, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Iraq, Lebanon, OPT, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Haiti, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Colombia, France
Date of Publication of Latest Annual Report or Activity Report
06/23/2020
Latest Annual Report PDF
Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Mr. Duncan Wall
Media and Campaign Manager
duncan.wall@acted.org
Tel + 33142656143
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Mr André Krummacher
Vice CEO Programmes, Impact and Accountability
andre.krummacher@acted.org
Tel. + 33142653333 | Cell +33673420384 | +4915224424945
Contact Information for Development and Partnership Inquiries
Mr André Krummacher
Vice CEO Programmes, Impact and Accountability
andre.krummacher@acted.org
Tel. + 33142653333 | Cell +33673420384 | +4915224424945
Contact Information for Inquiries from Private Sector
Ms Camille Fourré
Assistant to the Vice CEO
camille.fourre@acted.org
Tel. + 33142656129

Human Resources

Full name
Marie-Pierre CALEY
Age
1967
Short Biography
Marie-Pierre Caley is the CEO of French NGO ACTED, which she co-founded 25 years ago. She has worked on the development of ACTED's activities in Afghanistan, then in Central Asia and, since 2004, in response to the main humanitarian crises throughout the world, both in emergency responses and in the accompaniment and strengthening of development dynamics. Today, she oversees one of the biggest French NGOs with operations in 37 countries reaching 20 million beneficiaries with 6,000 staff. Marie-Pierre Caley has also contributed to the launch of many tools and initiatives that contribute to the definition of an innovative, holistic and inclusive humanitarian and sustainable development agenda: the OXUS microfinance network, the Convergences platform and its annual global forum in Paris, and the Impact Initiatives, a leading Geneva-based think-and-do tank which aims to improve the impact of humanitarian, stabilisation and development action through data, partnerships and capacity building programmes. In 2018, Marie-Pierre Caley was awarded the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit in recognition for her humanitarian work.
Photo Portrait
Has Held Position Since
1999
Preceded by
N/A (co-founder of ACTED)
Number of Employees
5,809
Number of Unpaid Interns
31
Number of Paid Interns
19
Number of New Hires
21 new international staff hired every month on average
Number of Newly Created Positions
17 per month on average (international staff only including replacement)
Average Age of Paid Staff
31 years old
Number of Volunteers
31
Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
93%
Staff Turnover Rate
36% (HQ and international permanent staff)
Employment Opportunities

Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
France (association loi 1901), UK (Charity no. 1167426), USA (501(c))
Year of Registration
France 1993 (main registration)
Are Your Bylaws Publicly Available ?
No
Countries Where Legally Represented
France, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Kenya, India, Australia
Is Your Organization Accredited to ECOSOC (UN)?
Yes
Year of Accreditation
2006

Financials

Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
EUR 316,168,384.00
Latest Surplus/Deficit
EUR +5,771,093.00
Previous Yearly Income
EUR 260,473,360.00
Latest Net Assets
EUR 298,604,002.00
Date of Publication for Next Financial Statement
2020
Latest Audited Fiscal Year
2019
Contact Information for Auditors

Gaëlle Hémart
Audit, Legal and Transparency Director
gaelle.hemart@acted.org