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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.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Eastern and Southern Africa
Technical assistance for change management of the Zanzibar Municipal Council (2013-2016)
The objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Zanzibar Municipal Council (ZMC) in order to address key institutional capacity constraints. Under the general umbrella of change management, the TA is addressing the following areas: policy and legal matters; revenue enhancement, financial management and procurement systems; management of human resources; information technology (IT) systems; communication, public outreach and community participation; and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the change management strategy.
Support to the National Authorising Officer, finance and contract management and monitoring (2013-2014)
The overall objective of the Poverty Reduction Budget Support Programme, Phase II (PRBSII), under which this assignment is performed, is to contribute to the implementation of Lesotho's national development agenda as embodied in the Vision 2020, which states that by the year 2020 ‘Lesotho shall be a stable democracy, a united and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours. It shall have a healthy and well developed human resource base, a strong economy, a well-managed environment and an established technological base’.
This assignment is to support the Ministry of Finance, and specifically the Office of the National Authorising Officer, to define and operationalise effective and systematic finance and contract management and monitoring arrangements.
Design, implementation and promotion of agroforestry systems in the province of Cabo Delgado (2018-2022)
This assignment aims to develop agro-forestry systems (AFS) for farmers. The idea is to support them in developing agronomic solutions linked with forestry production to make their crop cultivation more sustainable. The target is to reach 1500 ha to be planted by 1500 growers with different tree species (fruit trees, trees for charcoal production, etc.) to improve the sustainability of their cropping strategy. A voucher system will be put in place to help the farmers to finance the seedlings, prepare the soil, etc.
Final evaluation of the 'Support for the semi-industrial processing of sugar cane' project (2020)
The objective of this mission was to evaluate the achievement of the objectively verifiable indicators and the quality of the results: contribution to the impact, effects, results and outcomes of the actions led in the framework of the AMS 2013, Result 1. The analysis also aimed to: i) capitalise on lessons learned and good practices; ii) identify strengths and possible constraints encountered in implementation and formulate recommendations that could improve present and future EU-funded actions; and iii) provide explanations of the cause-effect relationships between the inputs and activities and the outputs, results and impacts.
Belgium, China, United States, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Philippines, Rwanda
EIDHR Evaluation on the Abolition of Death Penalty projects (2006-2007)
Support to the European Commission to improve the impact of the EIDHR (European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights) projects supporting civil society activities aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, by strengthening the Commission’s ability to draw on lessons learnt from past and ongoing interventions for future planning, programming and project identification.
Assessment of the effectiveness and relevance of the EIDHR funded projects in support of the implementation of the EU guidelines and policy on the death penalty.
Provision of a Central Technical Assistance Team (CTAT) to support the implementation of the Kenya Municipal Programme (2013-2015)
The Government of Kenya, the Client, with support from the World Bank, AFD, and Sida, has initiated a 5-year Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP). The overall objective of the KMP is to strengthen local governance and improve urban service delivery.
The KMP is being implemented in 15 urban municipalities by the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG), through four components:
1. Institutional restructuring and empowering local governments;
2. Participatory strategic planning for urban development;
3. Investment in infrastructure and service delivery; and
4. Programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
The objective of the assignment is to support the MoLG in strengthening its capacities to support the municipalities in the implementation of the KMP, and to play its role as regulator and facilitator of local authorities.
Consultancy for the identification of alternative livelihoods under FishCC (2018)
FishCC is a climate change adaptation project with a focus on natural resources and capacity building for poverty reduction. The overall objective of the FishCC project is to improve community management of selected priority fisheries.
This consultancy assignment under FishCC aims to identify sustainable livelihood alternatives to fishing activities in five pilot areas, with the following activities:
i) identification and formulation of sub-projects in aquaculture, tourism and agriculture, among others, for sustainable income generation in five pilot areas;
ii) preparation of the Sub-Projects Implementation Manual including the financing process;
iii) identification of potential business partners;
iv) facilitation of the establishment of partnerships between identified business partners and targeted communities.
Feasibility study of a crushed limestone production project (2000-2001)
Feasibility study carried out in two phases: (1) estimate of mineral resources and market study, (2) feasibility study of a crushed travertine production unit.
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