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SOFRECO worldwide

SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.


Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.


Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists


Education

Selected references
Comoros
European Union
Technical assistance for the project to strengthen the administration and supervision of education in the Comoros (2014-2018)
This contract is part of a project whose overall objective is to help reduce poverty in the Union of the Comoros by improving the quality of its educational system.
The specific objective is to boost the quality of education by strengthening administration, management and the information and communication infrastructure, and offer a better learning environment and higher-quality training to system managers.
We are providing technical assistance to support the Project Management Unit in managing the project and carrying out all of its technical activities, based on three key components:
Component 1: Communication and information system;
Component 2: Institutional capacities for the administration and management of education;
Component 3: Learning environment and higher-quality training for the system’s managerial staff.
Haiti
Others
Capacity Assessment of Teacher Training Institutions in Haiti (2014)
Within the framework of the ‘Improving Teacher Training in Haiti’ project, the objective of this assessment is to collect information on the various institutions so as to have an overall vision of teacher training practices and methods, and to produce recommendations for improvement that will feed the national policy for the training and professional development of teachers in Haiti. The project is based on a two-fold observation: the low quality of teacher training and the diversity of actors intervening in the field of teacher training.
Congo
African Development Bank
Technical assistance for the implementation of the results of a study on economic diversification and global competitiveness (2014)
The project’s overall objective is to develop a national technical and vocational training strategy for the diversification of the Congolese economy.
The specific objectives are as follows:
- Support the development of HR qualification and requalification programmes with bilateral and multilateral partners;
- Support the design and implementation of institutional mechanisms guaranteeing qualification, requalification and life-long learning and apprenticeship;
- Advise on the reforms to be implemented to support graduates from technical training institutes in both the creation and development of new businesses and in job placements.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Others
Evaluation of the implementation of a free-of-charge primary education policy in the Congolese educational system and feasibility study of a pre-primary class (2014)
Evaluation of the extent to which the free-of-charge policy has been implemented in primary schools in DR Congo, and recommendations in terms of legal framework, costs, monitoring, etc.
Analysis of the feasibility of introducing a pre-primary year to primary schools, and provision of affordable cost-benefit models for early childhood development that the government could envisage adopting and financing to ensure that young children are ready for school and that they are enrolled in primary 1 at the legal age of six.
Tunisia
European Union
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Higher Education as part of the Programme to support education, training, higher education and graduate employability (PEFESE) (2014-2015)
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research focusing on four components:
1) Integration of a forward-looking approach and of strategic monitoring into the decision-support system;
2) Preparation of a strategy to foster distance learning;
3) Preparation of a strategy for university-working world partnership;
4) Strengthening the autonomy and functions of university observatories and of statistical and observatory bodies.
Vietnam
French Development Agency
Technical assistance for the implementation of the High Quality TVET Training Project in Vietnam (2013-2017)
The overall objective of the High Quality TVET Training Project is to renovate five Vietnamese vocational training institutions through the construction of buildings, procurement of equipment and provision of expertise for training and capacity building.
The Technical Assistance Project will:
- Provide technical support on TVET policies and strategies, especially on issues of investment in vocational training, and private sector financing and involvement in vocational management systems;
- Assist the PMU in the overall implementation of the Project.
Niger
African Development Bank
Technical and vocational education and training development support project (2013-2014)
The project's general objective was to provide the sub-sector with an operational master plan that contributes to ensuring better visibility, and the coherent planning and implementation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) actions.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
French Development Agency
Prefeasibility study on opportunities to support the vocational training centres of major public enterprises and of a public establishment (2013)
Diagnosis of the vocational training systems within these bodies, and proposal of a vocational training development project in line with the enterprises’ strategic focuses.
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