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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

Eastern and Southern Africa

Selected references
European Union
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.
European Union
Strengthening the Lesotho justice sector (2013-2014)
The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the rule of law in Lesotho. The purpose is to establish a professional, accessible and impartial justice sector. This project will contribute to this purpose by providing technical assistance to help reform the institutions in the justice sector.
European Union
Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) Sudan; Result 3: Enhance Education System Governance and Coordination Among Stakeholders (2017-2021)
This technical assistance project aims to support the implementation of the Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) in seven States of Sudan: Khartoum, White Nile, Blue Nile, Gedaref, South Kordofan, Red Sea and Kassala.
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan of the Ruzizi III HEPP Project (2020-2021)
SOFRECO provided expertise for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the construction of the Ruzizi III 147 MW hydropower plant, the third hydroelectric development on the Ruzizi River involving Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi. The team of experts assessed and predicted potential adverse social and environmental impacts of the project, and developed suitable mitigation measures in consultation with stakeholders, in particular with Persons Affected by the Project (PAPs).
World Bank
Support to selected private and public calibration laboratories in Ethiopia for international accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (2020-2021)
This project is a component of the National Quality Infrastructure Development Project and aims for the international certification of four selected private sector calibration laboratories as per the requirement of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 laboratory management system.
The calibration laboratories to be supported are the METEC Quality Management Centre (QMC), the WINNER mechanical workshop, the Metro Alliance Calibration and Verification Service and Tigray Science & Technology Bureau calibration laboratory.
These laboratories will be accredited for calibration on mass, temperature, electrical, pressure balance and volume, each according to its scope.
World Bank
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.
European Union
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.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to support implementation of the Kisumu Urban Project (KUP) (2012-2015)
The objective of the services is to assist the Municipal Council of Kisumu in managing and implementing the Kisumu Urban Project. The project should contribute to the Ministry of Local Government’s development objective: to have viable, autonomous, accountable and responsive local authorities.
The main focus of the capacity building services is on strengthening the financial management, strategic planning and contract management of the Municipal Council of Kisumu.
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