SOFRECO is a leading company in consultancy and technical assistance for sustainable economic and social development. Using tested and approved products, methodologies and tools, it provides quality services with tangible results. SOFRECO's priority is to ensure that the beneficiaries accept and adopt these results, through flexible, practical and adapted solutions, and to create a dynamic of participative, lasting change in a multitude of sectors and countries throughout the world. This dynamic aims to develop expertise and lead to the better allocation and management of available resources.
SOFRECO practises three complementary professions: consultancy, engineering and training. Our assignments, most of which fall within the scope of programmes for sustainable development and poverty reduction, cover numerous fields:
Agriculture, rural development and food aid;
The environment, natural resource management and mining;
Industrial engineering, essentially in agribusiness and fertiliser chemistry;
Infrastructures, transport, urban planning, energy and telecommunications;
Good governance and public management, management of the economy, strengthening of the legislative framework and legal system;
Education, vocational training and social development;
Health and social policy;
The development of the private sector.
Our innovative vision of development assistance, the multisectoral and multicultural experience of our different professions, our proven capacity to implement complex, technical assistance projects developed over 30 years, and our decisive participation as a vector for sustainable change in transition and developing countries, have enabled us to become a privileged partner of the major international cooperation and development aid institutions, particularly the European Commission, the World Bank, regional development banks and bilateral donors.
SOFRECO also works directly with private clients in the fields of chemicals, fertilisers, agribusiness and agriculture.
Constantly expanding, SOFRECO has carried out more than 1100 assignments in over 130 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, the Caucasus, North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East and South Africa, Central and South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific, in close collaboration with institutional beneficiaries, the private sector and civil society. SOFRECO provides solutions to the specific needs of each project, taking into account best practises and efficient use of aid.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
SOFRECO practises three complementary areas of expertise: engineering, consultancy and training.
The services provided by SOFRECO concern industry, agribusiness, agriculture, the fertiliser industry and mines:
Project studies: identification, market analysis, preliminary design, technical and economic feasibility;
Process studies and basic engineering, purchase and inspection of equipment, site supervision, commissioning, cost planning and control;
Assistance in project implementation and supervision of the contractors in charge of the implementation.
SOFRECO provides the full range of consultancy services:
Strategic advice to companies and administrations;
Analysis and overhaul of institutional frameworks, preparation of draft legislative and regulatory texts;
Design and setting up of organisations and systems, development and implementation of procedures and tools;
Support for human resource development in administrative contexts and in companies;
Macroeconomic and sector studies, development of models;
Evaluations of development aid projects under bilateral or multilateral financing;
Audits, monitoring and evaluation, actuarial studies.
The services provided by SOFRECO cover all the aspects of training:
Creation, transformation or rehabilitation of training bodies;
Design and creation of training products;
Training of trainers;
Identification of training needs, establishment and implementation of training plans, evaluation of results;
Training action: seminars and workshops, training-action, training "on the field", study trips, development of training manuals.
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