About ACTED Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, commonly known as ACTED, is a French humanitarian non-governmental organization. It is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization. ACTED works in 37 countries responding to emergencies and crisis situations.
ACTED was initially established in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1993, distributing coal and flour to bakeries to cope with bread shortages. Activities quickly expanded around the country and then to wider Central Asia. From here, ACTED's work spread to Africa, Central America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. ACTED has its head office in Paris and network offices in Geneva, London, Ottawa and Washington, D.C.
The NGO implements programmes in 37 countries in Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia; South America and the Caribbean; the Middle East and North Africa; West, Central and East Africa; and Europe.
In 2019, ACTED implemented more than 400 projects reaching directly 20.7 million people, with a €315 million budget and more than 6,200 staff.[citation needed
ACTED is also one of the seven member NGOs of Alliance2015, along with Ayuda en Acción, Cesvi, Concern Worldwide, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Hivos, People in Need and Welthungerhilfe.