Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Michel Sapin, Minister for Finance and Public Accounts, and Annick Girardin, Secretary of State for the Development and the Francophonie, officially launched Expertise France on 20 January 2015.
Expertise France is born from the merger of six public technical assistance agencies: ADECRI, Adetef, FEI,Esther, International and SPSI.
It is the leading French agency operating in this strategic sector and it aims at responding to the growing need for expertise in developing countries, emerging countries, and neighbouring European countries, to develop public policies in response to the institutional, economic, demographic, social and environmental challenges they encounter.
The board of directors of the agency is chaired by Jean-Christophe Donnellier, interministerial coordinator in charge of international technical cooperation.
Sébastien Mosneron Dupin is the Director General of Expertise France which has 240 members of staff and operates in the following areas:
- Economic development
- Governance and Human rights
- Public finance
- Social protection and Employment
- Stability, Safety and Security
- Sustainable development
- Business volume 2014: €120 million
- A portfolio of nearly 450 projects as of 01/01/2015
- A pool of over 10,000 experts
- 80 countries of intervention in 2014 and a direct presence in 20 countries
- 50,000 man-days of expertise conducted in 2014
- 20,000 man-days of training provided in 2014
Launching of Expertise France - 20 January 2015 (in French)