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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

Social development

Selected references
African Development Bank
Implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the Project Management Unit in charge of the Sustainable Social Development Project in Upper and Middle Guinea (2005-2007)
Implementation of a reliable, simple, computerised and tailor-made monitoring and evaluation system to be used by the Project Management Unit. Elaboration of a procedures manual and training of staff.
Mongolia, China
European Union
Strategic review and programming mission – Country Strategies for China and Mongolia (2005)
Overall evaluation of the European Commission’s official development assistance to China and Mongolia to enable Commission managers and officials to assess the state of implementation of the current support strategy to both countries and of their Indicative Programmes in order to prepare future interventions for the period 2007-2013 (Country Strategy Papers).
European Union
Identification and formulation of a project targeting the fight against poverty (2004)
Identification of a social development project in Paraguay targeting the fight against poverty, design of the components and methodology of the formulated project and elaboration of an identification sheet and a financing proposal, together with a detailed description and recommendations for the project’s implementation.
European Union
Identification of Programme for Reforming Social Protection in Syria (2007)
Identification of potential areas for EU support for Reforming Social Protection in Syria, potentially including social insurance, social assistance and active labour market policies and programmes.
European Union
Assistance to the second pillar of the Pensions Reform (2003-2004)
Establishing the organisational and supervisory framework of the planned second pillar of the pensions reform in the Russian Federation. Defining rules governing the investment policy of second pillar funds. Drafting the legal basis for the establishment and operation of the funds.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
World Bank
Social Insurance Technical Assistance Project (SITAP), Pension Policy Advisor (2004-2007)
Provision of advice to the authorities on the current and future policy framework for pensions. It supports development of sustainable pension system, promotes old age income security and equity within and between generations while fitting within the broader social protection systems of BiH.
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
European Union
Evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Scheme in Central Asia (2007)
This evaluation aimed to improve the European Commission’s poverty reduction scheme in Central Asia. More specifically, the project aimed to review the aid provided by the EC to Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) in the form of a poverty reduction scheme within the framework of the TACIS programme. The period under analysis was from 2002 to date. Recommendations for the future programme's design and implementation were made taking into account the compliance with the new Development and Cooperation Instrument.
African Development Bank
Technical assistance for the Programme to Improve Rural Household Income (PARFAR) (2006-2008)
The general objective of the project is to contribute to reducing poverty in rural areas, aiming to promote household food security, and to improve the socio-economic situation of poor rural populations through encouraging self-reliance activities.
The programme has four main components:
Component A: production of seeds;
Component B: support to the economic activities of women and awareness raising on HIV/AIDS;
Component C: rural and community infrastructures;
Component D: coordination and management of the programme.
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