Our Company

FCG ANZDEC was established in New Zealand in 1970 and became part of the FCG Finnish Consulting Group (FCG) in 2002. The company provides consulting and project management services for international development – environmentally-sound and socially-equitable economic growth. Our key sectors include agriculture development, coastal and marine resources management, water resources management, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk management. In addition to working throughout the Asia-Pacific region, we have developed strong expertise in tropical island economic growth, placing an emphasis on conserving islands’ unique biodiversity by harnessing modern, traditional, and indigenous knowledge and practices.

FCG ANZDEC provides consulting services mainly to bilateral development agencies (such as New Zealand Aid Programme and the United Kingdom Department for International Development), multilateral agencies (such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank), United Nations agencies (such as the Food and Agriculture Organization), regional organizations (such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community), as well as governments and private sector companies.

Since 1970, we have implemented around 700 projects, mostly in the regions of Asia and the Pacific. We have provided consulting services in 66 countries across the world, from the smallest and most remote countries such as Niue, to some of the largest countries such as the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia. Our headquarters is in Auckland and, as of October 2017, we have project offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.

FCG ANZDEC’s services cover the whole project cycle, from project design to implementation, and to monitoring and evaluation. FCG ANZDEC has an established reputation for excellence in the implementation of loan, grant, and technical assistance projects as illustrated in the ADB Country Fact Sheets for New Zealand for 2013 and 2014, ranking first in New Zealand both in terms of the number of ADB project contracts won; and the combined total budget of all projects won. FCG ANZDEC also ranked first in New Zealand in the combined total budget of all projects implemented for ADB in the years 2015 and 2016.

FCG ANZDEC is a pioneer in designing and utilizing participatory and integrated development approaches in our projects. In all our projects, we seek to maximize local participation and ownership because we feel that local support, understanding and participation guarantee sustainable progress long after any project is completed.

FCG ANZDEC employs a value-driven project management approach that allows our team to deliver high-quality work to stakeholders. We manage a project by identifying project and client requirements, evaluating time and cost as primary constraints, and integrating adaptation and quality assurance into the team’s committed schedules. Each project is assigned a project director, project manager, and administrator, who work closely with the technical team leader and provide support from our head office in New Zealand. A complete range of project management services is provided by managing a network of partners, including: International SOS (risk and security management), Destinations Travel (travel management), Employsure (workplace relations management), Simpson Grierson (commercial law), Documents With Precision (document layout and data visualisation), and AeroRock (ICT solutions).