Orion Consulting Associates BV (OCA) is registered as a private limited company in The Netherlands, specialised in (rural) infrastructure development and community access advisory services and management of implementation.
OCA has expertise in transport infrastructure planning, construction and maintenance of rural and secondary roads and pedestrian access, using environmental optimised design and appropriate technology.
OCA brings together 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 a consulting firm with inhouse expertise and with associates with whom the firm has established long term relations. All associated consultants 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, 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 and project preparation, detailed survey and design, procurement of civil works, implementation support and supervision, consultation and planning and monitoring and evaluation, institutional development, economic, social and environmental analyses, gender, environmental and climate resilience assessments and implementation design and training and capacity building.
Our clients are government institutions, aid agencies, nongovernmental organisations and private sector contractors and larger consultanting firms. Our approach is people centred; we strive to work with, through and for people and we are independent.