eC2: GAFSP PrSW Cameroon Evaluation – Phase I Baseline

Deadline:  21-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

promotionalIFC is looking for an experienced firm specialized in impact evaluations to conduct the baseline of an impact evaluation of IFC and GAFSP (Global Agriculture and Food Security Program) invested projects in Cameroon. The IFC projects are part of a joint World Bank/IFC initiative consisting of a comprehensive public-private partnership to support the vertical integration of producer organizations (POs) of cassava, maize, and sorghum into the value chain of commercial agribusiness off-takers. IFC and GAFSP investments facilitate the critical links to private banks and to the private sector by providing risk sharing facility (RSFs) and/or loans to participating financial institutions. The evaluation is to measure impact of the projects on yields, farmer income, poverty, food security and women.
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IFC investment in Dutch Africa Improved Foods (Holding) (AIFH) in Rwanda

On July 7, 2015, the IFC and the AIFH have AIFHsigned an agreement for a $21.5 million loan and $4.5 million equity investment by IFC in AIFH. This loan comes with support from the Dutch-funded Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP), and is intended for the construction and operation of a 45,000 tons per year processing plant in Rwanda for fortified cereals to treat child malnutrition. Continue reading

Formative Program Evaluation of the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

Three program level evaluations are planned for GAFSP PrSW, including a formative one, a mid-term one, and a summative one towards the end of the program. IFC is currently looking for a firm to conduct the formative evaluation of the GAFSP PrSW, and would like to invite interested firms with experience in program evaluations of private sector operations in the agribusiness sector to submit Expression of Interest. Advanced training in research methods required.

See full tender here: 1191364 Formative Program Evaluation of the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food

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Trust Funds – The Basics

In 2013 The World Bank Group (WBG) disbursed about $52 billion dollars to finance projects, mainly through IBRD, IDA and the IFC. These disbursements are the ‘regular’ projects financed by the WBG. However, the WBG also has many Trust Funds (TFs), which complement regular project financing. The TFs are often established to adequately respond to economic and/or social developments. In 2013, the WBG held about $29 billion in trust funds. The activities financed by TFs can differ from basic and small consultancy projects to very large multimillion dollar construction projects. Continue reading