She dreams of furthering her education, moving to the city, and someday working in a bank, so that she can help her family, her village, and her country. But her parents, who are farm workers, sometimes don’t have the money to pay her school fees without taking out a loan.
Tag Archives: Sierra Leone
eC2: Assess the Technical Efficiency of Community-Based Nutrition Interventions in Sierra Leone
Deadline: 21-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The consulting firm will work on the following; (a) mapping of existing community-based delivery platforms across sectors and identify opportunities for better coordination and enhanced synergy, including an in-depth analysis of the existing mapping results; (b) review and analyze the existing multisectoral coordination mechanisms at both national and subnational levels, including the SUN Secretariat; and (c) review the existing behavioral change communication (BCC) study results and analyze the interaction of various delivery platforms which convey messages related to nutrition and identify options for better harmonization and optimization. More specifically, the consulting firm will:
eC2: SL Fertilizer Market Study
Deadline: 13-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Project background: Agriculture is the mainstay of Sierra Leone, accounting for 62.6% of GDP. Subsistence farming dominates the sector, where the use of fertilizer is limited due to cost, poor availability, and lack of knowledge of the increased yield benefits of correct application of fertilizer in agricultural practices. In Sierra Leone all fertilizer is imported, typically in relatively small quantities which increases cost and reduces availability at critical periods of the crop cycle. Farmers also lack the appropriate education and support which then limits their fertilizer usage.
IFC is looking to hire a firm to undertake a market study in Sierra Leone to better understand the fertilizer market and value chain and to develop a plan to strengthen the fertilizer supply chain which also supports the project development of Mangara Agribusiness Company (Mangara), a local company that is working to develop a bulk blending fertilizer plant in Sierra Leone.
eC2: Technical assistance to Sierra Leone on infectious disease outbreak investigation and rapid response
Deadline: 30-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The assignment is to provide TA to improve the capacity in Sierra Leone for rapid response to infectious disease outbreaks at district and national levels by developing, equip and training district and national rapid response teams, specifically to:
eC2:Agriculture sector and crop value chains mapping and finance gap assessment in Sierra Leone and Senegal
Deadline: 21-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The IFCs FIG aims to reduce the agribusiness finance gap in emerging markets and achieve large-scale food-supply impact in Sierra Leone and Senegal, by providing financial institutions (FIs) with Investment and Advisory Services. FIG would like to hire a consulting firm to carry out a mapping exercise of the agricultural sector and some pre-selected crop value chains, aligned to the agricultural development policy and/ or strategy of the country. This will include a detailed analysis of the value chain actors and facilitators, the role and impact of FIs (banks, micro-finance institutions, savings and credit co-operatives) and an assessment of the existing and potential financial services delivery channels, especially agency banking and DFS, with respect to rural smallholder farmers.
eC2: Exploring options for a back-up supply system for essential medicines in Sierra Leone
Deadline: 21-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
It is for the development of a tentative business plan for a back-up medicines supply system for public health facilities in the Kailahun and Koinadugu districts.
The consultant is expected to conduct interviews with stakeholders (including those in the two districts) and review existing documentation from various sources, with the goal of: 1, dentifying the list of medicines that is offered through the back-up system
2, Identifying the manufacturers of these medicines that are already licensed in Sierra Leone and verifying the quality standards
3, Identifying potential service providers for the back up system
4, Quantifying the potential demand based on the best possible assumptions of consumption/need and availability in the public supply chain
5, Comparing pros and cons of different pricing/compensation models for a contract with private importers
6, Addressing issues of financing for buffer stock
7, Finding solutions to ensure timely payment.
Based on the findings, a business plan is expected.
eC2: PUBLIC HEALTH CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA – CCDC
Deadline: 13-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of China intends to further strengthen its support to Sierra Leone in the near future in order to uplift the Countrys public health system, as exemplified by establishing a Western African Center for Tropical Disease Research in the Country. The disease surveillance system assessment and capacity building is one of the key activities, which will make a brand-new start.
eConsultant2: Commercial Plantation Forestry Industry Investment Plan
Deadline: 10-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of each study is to provide recommendations for financially feasible options for commercial plantation forestry industry cluster development. This would be for the optimal utilization of existing and potential plantation forestry wood resources in terms of wood product market requirements both domestic and export. Industry cluster development options should consider all possible impacting factors including available suitable wood and land resources, possible outgrowers, markets, infrastructure and workforce, communities, existing businesses, and possible SOE privatization/inclusions.
Ebola Hampering Household Economies across Liberia and Sierra Leone
Press release published on the World Bank website.
Latest surveys point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2014—The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, many households have been forced to take short-term actions to cope, which can have substantial long-term effects on welfare.
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