Deadline: 14-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CGAP is exploring womens engagement in social commerce to understand potential implications for financial inclusion and to capture opportunities and build resilience. CGAP seeks a vendor to conceptualize and execute a blend of quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, focusing on women who engage in this phenomenon. The selected firm will identify and describe the distinct personas of those who buy, sell, and play other supporting functions in social commerce; prioritize a smaller group of personas according to CGAPs research agenda and hypotheses; and identify their motivations, needs, and behaviors and explore critical questions related to livelihoods and financial inclusion. The deliverables include a report, narrative and presentation on the personas and findings for each country as well as an overarching analysis, videos on the priority segments in each country, report on the role of financial services to meet women’s needs.
Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CGAP is seeking a firm to assess the provision of digital financial services (DFS) in the cocoa, coffee, cashew, rubber and cotton value chains in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The objective of this assessment is to:
1. Estimate the costs and benefits of utilizing DFS along agricultural value chains;
2. Identify pain points in the delivery and use of DFS;
3. Propose business models that would improve the value proposition of DFS for smallholders, agribusinesses, and financial service providers
Deadline: 12-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Financial inclusion in Senegal is low, with only 12 percent of adults having a formal financial account. Women are especially excluded from accessing formal financial services. This has led low income people to adopt informal systems of saving, such as the tontinea type of rotating savings and credit association (ROSCA) that combines features of a lottery to determine the sequence of disbursing group funds among members. CGAP intends to procure technical services to structure and test a solution that digitizes the tontine process and works as a marketplace for financial services. The objective of the project is to identify relevant lessons and share them widely in an open access format. We expect this pilot to produce lessons on digitization of tontines and on the value proposition of bundling other financial services such as credit or insurance along with it.
Deadline: 11-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Farmers in Africa have limited access to affordable finance, especially before the planting season when cash flow is low but need for farming inputs is high. In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most underfinanced sectors of the economy. CGAP aims to lower the risk and cost for financial institutions and input suppliers to meet this unmet demand. We wish to test a digital financial solution that links smallholder farmers to inputs and credit in Kenya. The solution should help smallholder farmers save as well as securely borrow toward the purchase of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seeds.
CGAP will procure technical services to structure and test this digital financial solution and identify relevant lessons to be shared widely in an open access format. We expect this pilot to give us key learnings on creating mobile wallets that help farmers access credit for inputs and assists them in reaching their goals, thereby creating a high value proposition solution for Kenyan farmers.
Deadline: 03-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Vendor at Makola Market, Accra, Ghana.
The selected Firm will carry out a pilot, in partnership with a financial service provider, to test the predictability of a credit score based on performance and engagement with mobile learning content. The selected Firm shall be ready to test a product or service in Sub-Saharan Africa within six months. The project should be fully digital, or have a significant digital component and lessons learned will be shared.
Deadline: 28-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial inclusion for the world’s poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors, and investors.
The high level objectives of this project are:
Improve publically-available data to serve the financial inclusion industry
Empower decision makers (financial service providers, funders/investors, and government officials) to build an inclusive financial services ecosystem through data, analytics, and insight.
Deadline: 10-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
See full tender here:#1212397 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Firm for Gateway Academy
eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org
Tender notification: # 1212397
Deadline: 30-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is seeking submissions from a technology platform offering services in order to conduct experimentation leveraging real-time interactions in the following area: driving responsible uptake and usage of specific financial inclusion products and services, including cutting edge digital finance products such as digital credit.