Firms struggle to stay afloat after losing half of sales, but still keep workers

Firms and workers in every part of the world have been affected by the COVID-19 shock. The simone_d._mccourtie_world_bank_turkey_2009-1000ILO estimates global labor income has declined nearly 11% or US$3.5 trillion in the first three quarters of 2020. As a result of income losses, our colleagues in the World Bank estimate that as many as 150 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2021. Without timely assistance and swift policy action, otherwise healthy firms will be shuttered permanently, and people will suffer longer.

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eC2: MSME landscape and Market Research in West Africa

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)images

The firm will undertake market research of the financial sector in each country with specific focus on the market structure, key players, product offering to MSMEs.
The project timeline is around 2 months starting Mid March.
The final deliverable will be five detailed reports (both English and French):
Three reports (one for each of the three markets: Côte dIvoire, Senegal & Burkina Faso) summarizing the main findings and conclusions regarding the MSME sector and the financial needs of MSMEs in each country; and
One consolidated report summarizing key themes and findings across the region, based on the in-depth country reports, for the benefit of the Holding Company.
Short (~20-page) PowerPoint presentations (in both English and French) to summarize key findings and recommendations.

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eC2:Market assessment of the needs of MSMEs in Egypt

imagesDeadline: 08-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  The main objective of the market research is to (1) Size/quantify the business opportunity for FIs by segment and sector (2) Identify/quantify the demand/needs for financial services of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), (3)Define/identify the key areas for intervention for FIs and quantify impact of doing so.

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eC2: Roadmap and action plan for implementation of the market based instrument for greenhouse gas reduction for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector in India

Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GAS

The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.

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eC2: Technical Consultant (individual) to support the WBG/IFC project on Sustainable Energy Financing of India MSMEs

Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The overall objective will be to support the EcoCities Project SME EE Finance component, to facilitate EE/RE financing for MSMEs by working with financial institutions and other key stakeholders, in the identified cities, resulting in an increase in EE loans to MSMEs.

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