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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
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.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Assessment of the impact of additional funding to schools in DR Congo (2016-2018)
The general objective of this assignment is to use M&E tools and quantitative and qualitative surveys (EGRA/ESMA) to generate evidence of the impact of additional funding on:
i) the enrolment and retention of vulnerable pupils in schools;
ii) the academic success of vulnerable pupils;
iii) school governance with a view to political advocacy for more inclusive, better quality education in DR Congo.
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
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.
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’.
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.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to the contracting authority under the Programme for investment in Gabon’s basic education sector (PISE), construction of 13 schools (2019-2022)
- Support to manage and monitor the planning, identify new sites, and manage the overall financial envelope;
- Monitoring of the preparation of the construction programme;
- Follow-up, control and administrative, technical and budgetary monitoring of the works;
- Assistance with the provisional and final acceptance;
- Procurement of equipment;
- Commissioning of the infrastructure and maintenance equipment.
Central African Republic
African Development Bank
Inspection and supervision of the consolidation and related works on the Bouar-Garoua Boulaï road (2015-2016)
Technical and administrative inspection and supervision of the development works on 30 km of roads and of the socio-economic infrastructure of the related developments.
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