Deadline: 23-May-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges. In addition to its investment work, IFC provides advisory services to a number of its clients to support them in meeting specific development goals. IFCs advisory support to the financial sector is implemented via its Financial Institutions Group and is organized around the following main themes:
Innovation/Base of Pyramid: including Microfinance, Mobile Financial Services, Housing Finance, Rural Finance.
Banking Services: SME Finance, Sustainable Energy Finance, Insurance, Agri finance, Leasing, Trade Finance, Gender, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.
Financial Infrastructure: Credit Reporting, Collateral Registries and Secured Transactions, Securities
Deadline: 04-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the project is to support the SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire to effectively participate in the on-going procurement reform and win more procurement contracts through a transparent and competitive process. The winning firm is expected to design and roll out a training program to train SMEs, in coordination with the authority. The selected firm is required to put forward a team that includes an individual who is well versed in the public procurement policy and institutional framework of Cote d’Ivoire as well as an individual with extensive experience in providing capacity building with thorough understanding of the reality of SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire.
The assignment is expected to be a fixed budget contract of $300,000.
Deadline: 06-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This market study will produce new information and data about the jobs growth potential and constraints faced by the Mozambican SMEs that will be of use to this project and more in general to the Lets Work Partners and other development programs working in the labor demand agenda in Mozambique.
The main objective of this consultancy is to estimate potential appetite of firms (SMEs) and entrepreneurs for a Business Plan Competition type of intervention, promoted under a project of the Government of Mozambique (supported by the World Bank)that seeks to increase empowerment, access to education, and employment opportunities for targeted youth. hence investment-retained in response to project interventions.
Have you ever walked around a megastore, lost in the aisles of choices, only to go home without the one item you set out for? Conversely, have you ever wandered into a much smaller “mom and pop” shop and found everything you need?
Many reasons compel us to support small and medium businesses: tailored knowledge, personalized service, and the satisfaction of contributing directly to the local economy.
Deadline: 26-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Interested firm should be experienced with the design and implementation of financial (IT) solutions, preferably focusing on SMEs and retail consumers. The firm/consortium is required to demonstrate (i) proven expertise (with concrete examples) in designing, developing and implementing financial IT solutions (ii) proficient in Arabic and building multi-language applications; (iii) local presence in Middle-East region, preferable in Jordan with management staff and ICT experts; (iv) experience working with government agencies and multi-lateral and international institutions. Assessment of proposals will be based on the qualification criteria.
Deadline: 12-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
(i) Projecting likely grid access rates over the medium-term (by leveraging information on current and expected electric grid coverage), and subsequently mapping out areas that will need to be served by off-grid solutions; (ii) Estimating the size of the potential commercial off-grid market through countrywide household and SME surveying focused on ability and willingness to pay for electricity service and/or off-grid solar products; (iii) Stocktaking on institutional electricity access, including the number, variety, and location of institutions that are off the grid and their likely electricity needs going forward; and (iv) Identification of barriers/risks across the local off-grid solar value chain, and a review of the regulatory structure as it pertains to the products and range of distribution models.
Earlier this month, development banks from around the world took stock of where they stand and where they see their efforts having the greatest impact at a meeting organized by the World Bank and Brazil’s development bank, BNDES.
As the world struggles
in narrowing that gap. They can help to crowd-in the private sector and anchor private-public sector partnerships, particularly for infrastructure financing.