Our expertise

Acted’s programming is aligned with the 3ZERO objective: Zero Exclusion, because nobody should be left behind; Zero Carbon, because we only have one planet; and Zero Poverty, because everyone should be able to fulfil their potential. It builds on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recognizing that ending poverty and other deprivations must go together with strategies that reduce inequality and injustice and spur inclusive, low-carbon economic growth – all while tackling climate change and the deepening environmental crisis.


Programmes developed and implemented by Acted, in line with the 3ZERO objective, draw on the technical expertise and organizational strength developed over the last 30 years, and that we continue to develop daily in our field of implementation.

Since 2020, Acted has been implementing a transformative agenda to transition the organisation, aiming to make the greening of both our programming and our operations a key objective of the organisation. In 2022, our climate change and environment programming portfolio reached 15% and we believe we are well on track to reach 25% by 2025.

The Humanitarian-Development Nexus also remains at the heart of Acted’s programmatic approach, capitalizing on our knowledge of local territories. We believe that better development can reduce the need for emergency relief; better relief can contribute to development; and better rehabilitation can ease the transition between the two.

One of Acted’s core motto is “Think Local – Act Global,” reflecting the need for our programming to be grounded in a deep understanding of each of our contexts of operation, to identify and implement effective solutions to respond to local needs. In line with this idea, Acted and its sister organisation IMPACT developed AGORA, an area[1]based approach that works through local territories to ensure meaningful community engagement, programme impact, and scalability.

Finally, within our programming strategy, we have defined four flagship initiatives which demonstrate our programmes’ ability to work simultaneously towards the 3ZERO objective through an innovative and transversal approach: THRIVE, the 3ZERO House, GOCA and CCCM. These flagship initiatives have been designed, incubated, and adapted through iterative learning at the local level, allowing us to define a common strategic and operational framework for their roll out at the global scale.

Our flagships initiatives

Accountability and transparency

Acted develops and implements programmes targeting the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. We commit to caring for and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable, including children, in particular orphans and separated children, women, single parents, elderly, disabled, chronically sick and vulnerable minority groups.