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