Expertise, the sharing of experience and knowledge, constitutes the basis of the birth and success of projects. A complex facility cannot be built without engineering, prior calculations and support. Likewise, public reforms cannot be carried out without them being conceived, identified and their implementation being organized. Identification, information, drafting, formation, support, measure, control, evaluation… are essential steps that constitute expertise.
Expertise, when it is used for the benefit of fragile or less developed countries, crisis or post-crisis regions, incidentally remains the last field on which developed countries can show a comparative advantage today, when the help of Northern countries – when it takes the form of loans or when conditions are attached to it – remains rare and is challenged by other forms of funding.
The big 2015 and post-2015 issues (Development Finance, Sustainable Development Goals, fight against climate change) assert the need for the capacity to mobilize women and men who are ready to share their experience of public policies and their analytical capacity to formulate policies and implement development projects.
IDEFIE organizes regular meetings between its members and experts from various disciplines, themes, countries, actors of international technical cooperation. These meetings are carried out in the form of monthly breakfast debates in Paris, with the possibility of an internet live interaction for those who cannot physically attend, as well as roadshows of the issues and methods of expertise in various places in France and all over the world.
Every now and then, the association organizes a seminar on topics we feel particularly relevant. In 2014, an important event organized by IDEFIE and dedicated to the issues of urban development took place in Hanoï (Vietnam). The contributions made on this event are available on this website.
IDEFIE members are welcome to contribute in the suggestion of events. A selection of events in which they participate or that they recommend is to be presented on this website.
The international expertise is a major stake, for both France and its recipients. Therefore, many reports handed to public authorities the last 15 years have multiplied recommendations. The founding of Expertise France comes from one of this reports. IDEFIE presents an access to those reports and to recommendations. It enables members to follow other contributions, international ones as well as independent ones (universities).
For France’s partners – States and communities that want to fulfil their development ambitions, move beyond crisis, rebound, accompany poverty reduction policies or, for the most developed ones, make their reforms a success – the expertise provides knowledge and more to the experience of public policies.
For emerging countries, rich countries in transition and even for developing countries with access to diversified financial resources, the expertise represents the positive contribution they are expecting from the most developed countries.
For international institutions, its mobilization usefully completes limited intern resources. Links towards the websites of major development banks which resort to expertise are available here.
For France, the international mobilization of expertise and its projection in response to the huge demand represent means of sharing and solidarity that contributes to the SDGs, set out by the United Nations and implemented by different institutions including the European Union. It also represents a vector of influence to implement public policies and institutions strengthening the links with France’s partners. On this website you will find opportunities coming from the main public and private operators.
IDEFIE publishes specific job offers or projects. You can also check the section concerning market players of the international expertise. In accordance with its mission of “network of networks”, IDEFIE facilitates the contact between experts and public and private operators. To preserve the confidentiality of exchanges, we don’t publish any name. Experts or interested operators can contact us via the form posted in the “contact us” section in order to get more information about the offer. Eventually, this service will be provided to members only. We also publish internship demands and offers. Those offers are intended to students that are considering working in the field of international expertise.
IDEFIE can’t be held responsible for any late application, especially when deadlines are not given by the operators.