Welcome to OCA
Orion Consulting Associates BV (OCA) is a Dutch registered consultancy firm specialised in rural infrastructure development and community access.
OCA has expertise in (transport) infrastructure planning, construction and (labour based) maintenance of rural roads and community access, using environmental optimised design and appropriate technology and small scale irrigation and water supply. Our expertise includes institutional development, governance and decentralisation, economic, social and environmental analyses, training and capacity building, community based local level development.
OCA is a group of like-minded professionals who strongly believe that infrastructure and public service delivery should be planned, designed, implemented and sustained to the maximum benefit of its target group. OCA operates as an association of independent consultants. The associated consultants all have considerable expertise and experience in the area of international development, in particular in relation to transport infrastructure and accessibility to basic socio-economic needs and its impact on poverty.
Our associates are reputable and multilingual professionals with backgrounds in civil and agricultural engineering, economic and social science and management. All have broad international experience gained in various assignments in Africa, Asia, Pacific and the America's.
We bridge the gap between emergency assistance and sustainable development. We bridge the gap between funding organisations and government agencies and we bridge the gap between the receivers and the providers. We serve people in development, both in developing and developed countries and in countries in transition.
The services we provide include project management, technical assistance to partner organisations, training and capacity development, formulation and review of projects and programmes and support to institutional reform, feasibility studies, survey and design, implementation support and supervision, consultation and planning and monitoring and evaluation.
Our clients are government institutions, aid agencies, nongovernmental organisations and private sector contractors and consultants. Our approach is people centred; we strive to work with, through and for people and we are independent.