Forcier's mission is to build the capacity of national researchers while delivering high quality research in the most logistically challenging and complex settings in Africa. They currently have offices in South Sudan, Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia, and field staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone.
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest country after decades of civil war that devastated the country’s physical infrastructure and human capital. Against this backdrop, a large number of UN Agencies and NGOs have entered South Sudan to deliver humanitarian, relief and development services whilst private sector investors and businessmen attempt to supply goods, services and other commodities to citizens. The country’s post-conflict complexities present a set of unique logistical challenges, and more often than not, organizations and companies do not have the luxuries of time and funding for in-depth research. In order to promote effective development programmes and policies and stimulate the private sector, there is a clear need for reliable, timely and accurate information for decision makers. Forcier Consulting has successfully served this need and transformed challenges into opportunities.