As part of the wider Lets Work program in Zambia, which aims to support job creation in partnership with the private sector, the World Bank intends to contract a consultancy to carry out a series of jobs-focused value chain studies in Zambia. This program will be managed by the Lets Work Program through the Jobs CCSA. Lets Work is a global partnership dedicated to providing effective solutions to the jobs challenge by harnessing the private sectors role in creating more, better jobs that are inclusive.
Expression of Interest Deadline: 21-Sep-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The value chain studies should result in action plans aimed at improving the competitive position of local firms and the overall efficiency of the value system, while putting emphasis on job creation and on linking micro and small firms into competitive value chains. The assessment is expected to cover value chains within the following sectors:
Agribusiness through a focus on import substitution and regional exports in the supply chain of livestock (including potential opportunities beef, dairy, and poultry);
Construction (building materials, metal fabrication, cement) and trade logistics (specialized cargo carriers, refrigerated trucks);
Cross-cutting issues to be further examined include the costs of trade, as well as labor market rigidity and costs.
See full tender here: # 1198305 Let’s Work Zambia
eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org
Tender notification: # 1198305