Consulting › Support in attaining sustainable economic development

Economic development is essentially based on the private sector. Its dynamic particularly depends on the activities of small companies and entrepreneurs that, due to the weaknesses inherent in their structures, are also those requiring the greatest assistance.

Egis intervenes in the development of the private sector and provides its expertise in a number of specific areas:

Development of income-generating activities: advice in the creation ofmicro-enterprises specialised in production, commercialisation or services

Development of small and medium sized enterprises: upgrading, assistance through small and medium company advisory agencies, financing for small and medium sized companies, assistance through technical centres, innovation, incubators and hubs, clusters

● Investment and export promotion: assistance to investment promotion bodies, assistance to export circuits, upgrading to meet standards, creation of economic zones

Institutional and political assistance for economic development: private sector development policies, regional development, regional integration.

A recognised player in the development of rural society

Egis works to reinforce the sustainability of agricultural production and addresses the challenges linked to climate change.

Egis accompanies agricultural and development projects, integrated rural development projects, programmes concerning the restructuring of the agricultural sector, projects aiming to restructure the rural world and reinforce peasant organisations. It provides advice for the optimisation of agricultural activities, farm management, the structuring of the rural world and the commercialisation and marketing of agricultural products.

Egis has recognised experience in the agro-industry sectors. This experience covers studies of the various sectors and feasibility studies, as well as studies concerning agro-industrial complexes. Egis essentially intervenes in the tea, coffee, cocoa and cotton sectors, as well as products linked to animal breeding and fisheries.

Forests represent a crucial natural resource for certain developing countries. They are a vital economic, environmental and social issue. Managing forestry resources reveals itself to be a major issue in the current debates concerning climate change, particularly because of the vital role played by this resource in the carbon cycle.

Egis intervenes in the sustainable management of forests and biodiversity, the management of the interests of the concerned stakeholders (indigenous peoples, concession holders and operators), the communication of sustainable practices and the training of forestry managers. Egis accompanies countries in setting up major international programmes aiming to efficiently manage forests: FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) and REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions linked to Deforestation and forest Degradation).