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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

Central Africa

Selected references
World Bank
Implementation of a public investment management system - Project to support capacity building in public finance (PARCAFIP) (2012-2013)
Improvement of public investment management through the design of programming/budgeting tools, procedures manuals for project preparation and selection, investment expenditure programming, and regularly updated databases to monitor the projects' physical and financial progress.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Improved Governance and Accountability in the Education Sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2015-2020)
The overall objective of this project is to improve governance and responsibility in the education sector in DR Congo. The expected result is a better quality public education service. It is expected that this activity - activity 2 of the joint DfID/USAID education programme, will help to achieve said programme’s objective of ‘Improving the educational results of girls and boys in selected educational provinces of DR Congo’.
Central African Republic
European Union
Technical assistance to the Road Maintenance Sector (2013-2015)
The specific objective is to provide technical assistance to the main actors in road maintenance (the Ministry for Infrastructure, Public Works and Improved Access, the Road Maintenance Fund and the Office National du Matériel), to build their road maintenance capacity.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
European Union
Technical Assistance for the Support Project on the Navigability of the River and Lake Routes in DR Congo (2013-2014)
The project is designed to support, via the EDF, the will of DR Congo to improve the navigability of a part of the domestic inland waterways.
It is implemented via the following approaches:
• Rehabilitation of the main routes of the middle reach: the Congo River between Kinshasa and Kisangani, the Kasaï River between Malela-Kwa and Ilebo and a part of Lake Tanganyika;
• Rehabilitation of certain main ports along this network;
• Staff refresher courses for the agencies in charge of navigability and of the lake and river infrastructures, thereby improving network management.
World Bank
Technical assistance to 50 contracting authorities (CAs) on public procurement planning and to nine CAs on public procurement planning, award, performance and management (2011-2012)
Capacity building of 50 contracting authorities in programming procurement operations, and support to nine priority contracting authorities in all aspects of the procurement process, from planning to performance and from contract monitoring to management.
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
Studies to promote cooperation in the energy sector in the Great Lakes region in Central Africa (2009-2012)
The project’s general objective is to provide CEPGL (Great Lakes Economic Community) member countries adequate electricity network interconnection infrastructures with a view to increasing cross-border energy and power trading by diversifying electric power production points, and to favour electric power trading between NELSAP (Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme) countries.
The technical and organisational studies in the energy sector in the Great Lakes region focus on the interconnection of North and South Kivu, and on setting up an institutional, regulatory, tariff framework that should enable the implementation of the hydroelectrical developments under study by setting up better conditions for mobilising financing for the implementation of the Ruzizi 3 project.
Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger
European Union
Market analysis and feasibility study for the implementation, exploitation and financing of railway connections between Cotonou-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Abidjan, and simplified and detailed technical studies on the Cotonou-Parakou section (2011-2013)
Technical and economic study of the railway connection between the capitals of two enclosed ECOWAS countries (Ouagadougou, Niamey) and their sea trading ports (Abidjan, Cotonou).
Simplified and detailed technical studies of the Cotonou-Parakou connection and preparation of bidding documents for the rehabilitation works. Support in structuring the funding dossier, based on the economic and financial analysis of the rehabilitation of the railway sections.
Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
French Development Agency
Expertise for PROPARCO for the analysis of a tree crops project and 5 business plans in West Africa (2016)
Analysis of relationships between the company and its raw material suppliers in terms of equity and safeguarding resources.
As-is analysis of the value chain and of its competitive environment.
Analysis of possible developments in these relationships depending on changes in the economic and political context.
Validation of the estimated costs and yields of the business plan and of a village development project.
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