eC2: Support to the identification and implementation of priority reforms in the agribusiness sector in Guinea

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Investment Climate (IC) in Agribusiness project is a pillar of the IFC-World Bank imagesAction Plan to promote the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The World Bank Group recently assessed the main constraints and opportunities for the development of the agribusiness sector in Guinea.
The IC in Agribusiness project aims to improve the business climate for agribusiness through the implementation of targeted reforms aimed at unlocking investments high potential value chains and improving investments retention and generation. To implement these reforms, a dialogue mechanism to mobilize government and business community’s commitment is needed.

The IFC seeks to hire the services of a Consultant to support the identification and implementation of priority reforms for the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The Consultant will help drive the reforms on the Guinea agribusiness sector and will work closely with the designated teams within to implement these reforms.

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Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Despite West Africa’s enormous investment potential, its integration into the global nigeria-fdi-hoeleconomy is low. One sign of this is that the region captures only 5% of Africa’s total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The main hurdles for national, regional, and foreign investors are cross-border constraints. Small businesses and service providers are especially affected.

“In Nigeria, burdensome and non-transparent administrative procedures, land, the clearance of goods and services at ports and airports, and access to finance are some of the obstacles hampering investors,” said Bala Bello, Deputy Director for Policy and Advocacy at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.

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eC2: Global Investment Competitiveness Survey

Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Global Investment Competitiveness Survey aims to capture business perceptions on banknotes_640the role of investment climate factors in guiding foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions. The survey aims to analyze the investment-decision process of FDI firms across all the steps of their investment cycle (e.g., investment plans, entry, expansion, and exit). The survey also measures the importance of investment climate variables in influencing FDI decisions (e.g., investment incentives, promotion, regulations, administrative processes, etc.). We have developed a preliminary draft survey comprises around 30 questions that should take around 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey firm will be responsible for pilot testing and implementing the survey. In person (face to face) or telephone follow up interviews of selected respondents and write up of a small set of case studies will also be required to complete the assignment.

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eConsultant2: Punjab Investment Climate Project – Review of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade.

Deadline: 24-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

At the request of the Government of IFC and the DutchPakistan (GoP), the World Bank Group (WBG) has prepared, in co-operation with the Government of Punjab (GoPunjab) and in the context of the Punjab Growth Strategy 2018, Punjab Investment Climate Project. This advisory project aims to improve the investment climate in Punjab province

The T&C team is seeking the services of a qualified Firm (the Consultant) that can carry out a comprehensive review of the investment functions of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and recommend both changes to increase its effectiveness in this area of its operations and a program of capacity building which will allow these higher levels of effectiveness to be achieved. Continue reading