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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
ENPI — Building the development capacities of Jordanian municipalities (Baladiaty) (2011-2013)
The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to poverty alleviation and socio-economic development by contributing to improved local governance.
The project must place major emphasis on building the capacity of municipalities to address their financial, administrative, implementation, management and operational weaknesses. This capacity building will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government-related programmes but also improve the overall performance of the municipalities in contributing to the local development process.
Formulation of General Budget Support Programme in Vanuatu - SERP III (2011-2013/2014) (2011)
The objective is to provide the EU and the National Authorising Officer with the analysis of evidence and documentary materials required for the adoption of the 10th EDF General Budget Support programme in 2011.
Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Evaluation 2011 (2011-2012)
The objective of this PEFA evaluation was to measure the performance of public finance management in Haiti, to provide reference values for the medium-term evaluation of progess in the public finance reform programme’s implementation, and to foster harmonious dialogue between the authorities and funding agencies based on a common evaluation framework.
This initiative should inform and deepen discussions on improving and strengthening Haiti’s public finance management system, and on revisions to public finance institutional support programmes coordinated between funding agencies and the government.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Technical Assistance in support of the Consultative Group (2011)
The specific objective of this mission is to support the operationalisation of the interministerial programme to secure income from natural resources by supporting the Consultative Group’s activities, and establishing a sustainable structure for the different stakeholders (ministries in charge of mines, finance, and the environment, unions and others) devoted to the harmonisation and validation of statistical and tax data.
Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru
Ex-post evaluation of the EU-Andean Community Statistical Cooperation Project (ANDESTAD) (2010)
Overall and independent evaluation of the Project's results, focusing on the impact of the actions compared to the objectives;
Assessment of the sustainability of the Project's accomplishments taking into account the objectives and expected results set out in the Financing agreement;
Main lessons, tendencies and practical recommendations in line with EU policy priorities, enabling enhanced cooperation between the EU and the Andean Community.
Organisation of Training for the Development of Macroeconomic Forecasting Models (2010)
The objective of this assignment was to organise and deliver training for representatives of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine on macroeconomic forecasting models and the organisation of macro forecasting within the state economic policy system.
Two study visits (one to France and one to the UK) on issues of macroeconomic forecasting modelling were organised. The programme of the visits included meetings with executive specialists and research fellows directly involved in the macroeconomic forecasting system of the country at governmental and non-governmental levels.
Public Expenditure Review in the Education Sector in Namibia and Support to financial management functions and budget preparation (2010-2011)
The objectives of this mission were to:
1.) Support national authorities with the undertaking of the Public Expenditure Review (PER) in the education sector through a pilot exercise.
2.) Strengthen the budget preparation and budgetary allocation processes of the Ministry of Education in line with the findings of the systems institutional analysis, the capacity building needs analysis and the recommendations emanating from the PER.
3.) Initiate all preparatory work required to launch a public expenditure tracking survey meant to take place in 2011 to inform the budget preparation process for 2012-2013.
Support to the National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund (2010-2013)
The general objective is to contribute to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Commission's financial aid, by optimising the role played by the National Authorising Officer (NAO). The intended result is the strengthening of the implementation and management of all phases of EDF-financed projects.
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