CEFE is a comprehensive set of training instruments using an action-oriented approach and experiential learning methods to develop and enhance the business management and personal competencies of a wide range of target groups, mostly in the context of income and employment generation and economic development. The method uses up to date adult training methods, involving a high level of participation and a strong focus on very practical application. CEFE exercises make fun, participants highly enjoy the learning process and CEFE manuals are known worldwide for their innovative translation of learning objectives into amazing training.
CEFE is a highly adaptable concept that has been used to promote a wide range of very different social groups such as credit officers in Egypt, demobilised soldiers in Ethiopia, refugees in Mozambique, women in vocational training in Tunisia, ex-prisoners in Chile, favelados in Brazil, university graduates in Vietnam, staff members of privatised enterprises in Uzbekistan, high school students in Germany, just to name a few. The method has been widely used in sectors such as small and medium enterprise development, reconstruction and privatisation, management training, vocational training, education, rural and urban development, refugee and reintegration programmes and in credit programmes.