About ProDevProDev was created in 2003 to provide high quality management services in developing and transitional economies of the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.
It is committed to a code of practice that relies on transparency in project management, reducing corruption and encouraging democratic practices at all times.
ProDev’s mission is focused on delivering sustainable results in economic and socio‐ development fields, by stimulating self‐ reliance through participatory involvement and good governance. With offices in Beirut, Cairo and Damascus, ProDev benefits from a proximity to project implementation.
ProDev has built a diversified network of local, regional and international consultants which allows the company to tap into different project fields and provide the best resources.
ProDev's database of specialized consultants features a vast range of experts able to cover almost any required qualification and skill to fulfill a job description and/or a position in a project team.
ProDev offers complete and integrated teams in order to implement projects in a flexible manner that best serves the client. The database currently contains over 3,000 registered and approved expert consultants, from junior (3+) to senior (15+ years experience). Ninety percent are Arab‐ speakers or have significant previous experience in the Arab World. Thirty percent are women.)
It has also forged strong relationships with strategic regional and international partners such as Transtec SA (Belgium), AFC Consultants (Germany), Maxwell Stamp (UK), IBF International Consulting (Belgium), VVMZ (Slovakia), ECE Consultants (Lebanon), Envision Consulting (Jordan) all of which function according to a set of values consistent with ProDev. ProDev works primarily on projects financed by international funding agencies (European Commission, World Bank, UNDP, USAID) as well as directly with the local governments & their agencies (ministries, chambers of commerce, free trade zones) and the private sector.
ServicesProDev provides a complete set of tools and services to its clients. It serves as a one‐stop service provider in technical, management and training assistance with a follow up dedicated to high quality results.
• Capacity Building and Institutional Building to Private and public institutions (strengthen and develop competencies, processes and resources, as well as legal and regulatory frameworks)
• Government Policy Support
• Training (Train The Trainer, Technical & Vocational Training, etc)
• Human Resources Development
• Financial Analysis (Feasibility Studies, Market Surveys, etc)
• Quality Control Certification ( ISO, HACCP, GMP)
• Needs Assessment • Curriculum Development
• Cost Effective Project Management , Implementation and Follow‐up
• Monitoring and Evaluation • Knowledge Sharing Platforms
• Conference and Workshop Execution
Vocational Training and Employment
Project‐ Agro‐food School of Qab
Elias, Lebanon/ Long and Short Term
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) intends to open an Agro‐ Food Vocational School in Lebanon and requires the long and short‐term technical assistance for the creation of a comprehensive and replicable training model for this school. The project involves three key components. One: Identify and formulate skills needed to develop within the Agro‐Food Industry. Two: Create a partnership between the Agro‐Food Industry Syndicate and the Vocational and Technical Education Directorate resulting in this specialized school. Three: Build capacity within the National Employment Office in managing active employment programs, creating public awareness and increase opportunities in the agro‐food sector. Country: Lebanon Date: 2008 ‐ 2011 Beneficiaries: Ministry of Education & Higher Education Project value: 2,400,000 Euro Funding: European Commission
Developing Capacity‐Building Tools
The main objective of this project is to build capacity of the Institute of Finance in public finance management through developing several training modules specialized in public finance management addressed to civil servants affiliated to Ministries of Finance and other line ministries involved in implementing public finance reforms in Lebanon and the MENA region. The training modules to be developed are as follows: • Budget preparation • Budget Execution • Government Accounting • Internal Controls & audits (internal & external) Country: Lebanon Date: 2009 ‐ 2010 Beneficiaries: The Institute of Finance of Lebanon – Basil Fuleihan Institute for Economy and Finance Project value: 220,000 USD Funding: World Bank
Sectors of ActivitySocial Development Poverty Alleviation * Gender Equality * Civil Society & Democracy * Strengthening of the Social Services Sector * NGO Development.
Economic, Private Sector and Industrial Development
Industrial Restructuring * Micro‐Business Support * Business Incubators * Business Development * Investment Promotion * Banking Reform * SME Finance * Microfinance * Public Finance * Quality Control (ISO, HACCP, GMP) and Certification.
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education * Vocational & Technical Education * E‐ Learning Rural Development Agriculture and Agro‐food Development * Rural & Urban Development * Food Safety * Food Security Public Sector Development
Public Administration Reform * Governance * Customs Reform * Legal Reform * Employment and Labour Market. * E‐ Government
Support to the European‐Lebanese
Centre for Industrial Modernization
The overall objective of this project is to assist the Ministry of Industry and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) in developing a long‐term capacity to host, manage and develop the Euro‐Lebanese Center for Industrial Modernization (ELCIM). ELCIM is to become a professional and financially self‐sustainable service provider of high‐quality business upgrading services, primarily targeting manufacturing SMEs in Lebanon. The project incorporates two key components. One: Strategy support to the Ministry and IRI. Two: Support to 170 SMEs in Lebanon in the fields of Quality, Marketing, Financing and Production. Country: Lebanon Date: 2005 ‐ 2008 Beneficiaries: Industrial research Institute (IRI)‐Ministry of Industry Project value: 2,409,000 Euro Funding: European Commission
Customs (TEP C)
TEP C is part of an overall Trade Enhancement Program (TEP) which aims, for trade facilitation purposes, to address Egypt’s structural and institutional impediments to international trade. The global objective of the program is to support, mainly through technical assistance and training, the Customs Reform Agency by improving the general performance of the Customs administration thus making customs transparent, efficient and cost‐effective for all operators in foreign trade activities. A key component of the project involves advisory to the Office of the Minister of Finance for all issues related to custom reform. Country: Egypt Date: 2005 ‐ 2007 Beneficiaries: Ministry of Finance and Customs Authority Project value: 3,400,000 Euro Funding: European Commission
beneficiaries of the MED‐PACT
The assignment aims at providing technical support and monitor activities of municipalities covered by MED‐PACT program. The key components of the project are the following: Enhance performance and co‐ordination between MED‐PACT beneficiaries, Increase visibility and public awareness of the MED‐PACT program, and create a knowledge sharing platform thereby harmonizing management systems, increasing regional dimension and efficiency of MED‐PACT. Country: MEDA & Europe Date: 2006 ‐ 2010 Beneficiaries: Municipalities of MEDA & European Countries Project value: 335,000 Euro Funding: European Commission