Consultants for Development Programmes (CDP) was founded in 1982, as a company specialised in technical assistance and advisory services on rural development. CDP is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

CDP has competitive knowledge on rural development, local governance and policy development. It has got expertise and experience in all phases of project cycle management. CDP has been providing long-term project management services and implementing short-term assignments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Consultancy services have been carried out for multilateral and international agencies, bilateral donors, international NGOs and national governments.

Features of CDP are:
a balanced multidisciplinary consultant team of economists, social scientists and sector specialists (agriculture, water management, forestry, natural resources and local government development advisors)
all CDP consultants have considerable long-term field experience, particularly in management of rural programmes, enabling them to provide practical and effective management advice
CDP can call upon a group of affiliated international, as well as locally based, consultants and firms
CDP over 30 years
in development

Picture: SROI in action, Shinyanga, Tanzania
This year (2016) CDP started a cooperation with Fair &Sustainable Advisory Services (   As a next step in this collaboration CDP will move its office, from the 1st of January 2017, to the same building as Fair & Sustainable. CDP will remain an independent company; website and e-mail addresses remain as they were.