Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to conduct an analysis of the local and regional market opportunities for cocoa-based products in the cluster cocoa production countries (Ghana, Côte dIvoire, Nigeria and Togo), and Senegal and Cape Vert the two (2) West African countries having the highest GDP per capita. More specifically, the study aims to:
– Identify and analyze the current local and regional market and potential opportunities for increased downstream uses of and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products;
– Perform an accurate market-sizing exercise for each of the different markets (i.e. Ghana, Côte dIvoire, and West African as a region) in terms of volume and value;
– Perform an analysis to determine the level of investment and capacity-building needed to develop these opportunities.
Deadline: 22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.
Deadline: 12-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Develop a publication targeting CEOs of African tertiary education institutions, Executives in the Technology and other relevant sectors and African policy makers. The effort will have a specific focus on Ghana. The objective of the publication is to showcase best-in-class private sector-led practices promoting Digital Skills, advancing the understanding of what are the relevant digital skills that need to be promoted, and how to best integrate the delivery of digital skills into the curriculum through specific, innovative offerings. The focus will be on skills needed at the post-secondary level, including upskilling / reskilling needs for working adults, with an emphasis on lifelong learning. The digital economy in Ghana, and more broadly across Africa, needs a digitally skilled workforce that masters basic functional digital skills at minimum with some acquiring high level skills like coding and software development capabilities.
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: 27-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Under the Africa Health Markets for Equity project, the World Bank Health in Africa initiative seeks to recruit Enumeration Agencies to support the identification and enrolment of the poor onto health insurance in the demonstration districts through use of a Proxy Means Test tool in the Volta Region – Ho-Adaklu-Anyigbe-Ziope Districts. The tool will run an algorithm that will provide an immediate categorization of the household as poor (eligible for free NHIA enrolment) or non-poor (ineligible). The data collected will also be used to build the GNHR database in the selected districts. Enumeration Agencies will recruit the necessary human resources for the collection of data.
The Netherlands Embassy in Accra, Ghana and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency are contemplating a Dutch Water sector trade-mission to Ghana this year. The goal of the mission is to facilitate contacts between the Ghana and the Dutch Water sector.
The mission is only meant for Dutch companies therefor the information available is only in Dutch. To read more click here.
Deadline:09-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC Health in Africa initiative of the World Bank Group seeks to recruit an Enumeration Agency to undertake the identification and enrolment of extreme poor into NHIS in three demonstration districts in Ghana through application of a Proxy Means Test tool.
Deadline: 01-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The first step in setting up this experiment is to conduct a listing of up to 12,000 households in business areas of Accra Metropolitan Area and surrounding localities, in order to constitute a sample frame. We will then identify within this frame a sample of 3,000 households that include at least one woman running a small business and implement the baseline survey among these households.
Article originally posted on the World Bank website on July 30, 2015. The project website for the Ghana Sankofa Gas Project can be found here, which also features the detailed Project Appraisal Document.
The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a record investment of $700 million in guarantees for Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project – a transformational project that will help address the country’s serious energy shortages by developing new sources of clean and affordable natural gas for domestic power generation.
The Board approved a unique combination of two guarantees for the Project – an IDA Payment guarantee of $500 million that supports timely payments for gas purchases by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and an IBRD Enclave Loan guarantee of $200 million that enables the project to secure financing from its private sponsors. Together, the guarantees are expected to mobilize $7.9 billion in new private investment for offshore natural gas, representing the biggest foreign direct investment in Ghana’s history.
The exploration and commercialization of the gas will be carried out by two private investors, Eni of Italy and Vitol Group of the Netherlands