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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
Governance, public management
Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire)
Technical assistance to the Steering Committee on Public Finance Reform (COREF) (2011-2013)
Capacity building of COREF to enable it to fulfil its mandate. Provision of support in: (i) the analysis, steering and coordination of public reforms; (ii) the organisation and management of an administrative body in charge of steering and coordinating economic and institutional reforms; and (iii) building up the skills of COREF management.
Final evaluation of the Support and Capacity Building Project for Non-State Actors (ARCANE) (2011)
Overall and final evaluation of the ARCANE project’s accomplishments based on the logical framework indicators, and integrating the project stakeholders’ comments, particularly those of the direct and indirect beneficiaries.
Technical assistance in support of public finance governance in the Republic of Congo (2010-2015)
This project is part of the Governmental Action Plan for Public Finance Management, which covers the complete budget cycle: authorisation, application and control of the implementation of finance laws. It aims to improve the general Congolese public finance management system in a sustainable fashion, through three components. The objective of the first two components is to strengthen the entire expenditure chain and the quality of the information system, by tackling control and accounting respectively. The third component concerns revenue and deals with customs issues.
Non State Actors Support Programme (NSA-NET) (2010-2013)
The EU Non-State Actors Support Programme (NSA-NET) is a democratic governance and NSA capacity building programme to provide Kenyan NSAs with the skills and abilities required to increase and enhance the role of civil society and cultural actors in the development process. The Programme Management and Facilitation Unit (PMFU) will manage a grant fund (3.4 million €) and provide focused technical assistance to NSAs in The Gambia.
Development of a public procurement capacity building strategy (2010-2011)
The objective of the assignment was to assist the Government in defining a national strategy for public procurement capacity building through the establishment and implementation of a global training plan for 2009-2014 on public procurement procedures.
Provision of external expertise on foreign policy subjects - Southern Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East (2009-2013)
Framework service contract for ad hoc, short-term services providing expertise on a range of foreign policy subjects. The framework service contract concerns a number of current and emerging issues falling within the respective areas of responsibility of the Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), its Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), and the Committees for Development (DEVE) and International Trade (INTA).
The expertise will be used inter alia for the compilation of data and knowledge, cost-benefit analysis and impact assessments and for outlining and evaluating policies and legislation. It is designed both to strengthen the committees' knowledge and ability to respond to Commission proposals or Council activities and to provide a solid basis for some of the committees' own initiatives.
United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Compliance Review (2009-2011)
Compliance review: conceptual and practical comparison of national anti-corruption legislation and practice vis-à-vis the requirements of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption UNCAC (in particular chapters 2 to 5 of the UNCAC: prevention, criminalisation and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery).
- Holding of a workshop and identification of potential partners both at national and regional/international level
- Drafting of UNCAC compliance report
- Presentation and discussion of the results of the gap analysis / compliance review with senior representatives from all relevant, local stakeholder groups.
Technical assistance for non-state actors strengthening programme (2009-2012)
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to good governance, poverty reduction and the enhancement of sustainable livelihoods. The purpose of this project is to empower NSAs (non-state actors) in the Gambia and to strengthen their capacities to enable them to play a more active and effective role in public life and in the country’s development process.
The Consultant’s specific objective in implementing the contract is to establish and operate a Programme Management Unit (PMU) that will coordinate and implement the programme activities designed to enhance the roles and capacities of NSAs in the Gambia.