Cartier Consult specializes in capacity building and organizational strengthening for local infrastructure development and service delivery. Cartier Consult has a wide experience applying these concepts in both the development context as well as in post-crisis reconstruction projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa. The focus of activities has been in the sectors of road maintenance and rehabilitation, water and sanitation, housing construction, watershed management, soil and water conservation and irrigation. In these sectors, Cartier Consult promotes the development and participation of micro and small enterprises and community organisations through small-scale and community contracts, as well as the integrated participatory planning of public investments. To this end, Cartier Consult is involved in capacity building and the development of appropriate policies and legislation, as well as the preparation, implementation and evaluation of projects, and has prepared a wide range of publications and CD-roms on these subjects.