Deadline: 25-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Shea butter is made from the nuts of the African Shea tree that only grows in the Sahel region of the continent. In Mali, one of the top shea nut-producing countries, it is estimated that three million women work directly or indirectly in the shea butter sector in Mali, producing an estimated 150,000 tons of shea. However, 95% of shea products are exported as raw material and only 5% as processed products. The current organization of butter production and commercialization activity in villages in Mali is a hindrance to real participation in the export of processed products. The current supply is not completely adapted to satisfy the international requirements of the highest paying markets, which could be a factor of the quasi-inexistent export of processed shea products in Mali. The main objective of the assignment is to prepare a comprehensive program including investment projects as well as technical assistant aiming at increasing Malian sheas value addition through a productive partnership between agro-industry players and smallholders, based on a strong analysis of the shea value chain, its organization, key players, key figures and SWOT analysis, drawing from findings of existing studies and programs on shea in Mali and in the sub-region and new analysis to be conducted by the Consultant.
Deadline: 12-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC wants to develop and publish a world class Knowledge Guide on Internationally accepted Supply Chain Finance (SCF) best practices and techniques while also focusing on the Pakistan market. The objective of the Knowledge Guide is primarily to present to banks and other SCF practitioners with both a broad overview of international best practices in SCF, as well as, lessons learnt from practical work done in Pakistan. The aim is to establish some basic benchmarks and suggest strategies for financial institutions that are either considering entering or are currently engaged in the field of SCF. The SCF Knowledge guide will draw widely from existing research and literature, as well as from primary research with international and Pakistan stakeholders.
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.
Deadline: 18-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program launched in 2007 to accelerate the development of markets for modern off grid lighting and energy products in Africa where majority of the population use expensive, hazardous and low quality fuel- based lighting products. The program was piloted in Kenya and Ghana but has now been replicated in 10 countries across Africa (including Tanzania) and Asia.
Tanzania has continued to face grid expansion challenges with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals estimating 40% of the countries total population and only 10% of rural households have access to electricity.
The program is seeking a market research firm to assess the development of the solar off-grid lighting market in Tanzania covering but not limited to: the supply chain (retailers) carrying the products; their penetration in the rural market; estimated market share of quality verified products; an overview of the after sales service structure; and innovative business models e.g. Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) etc. that are in the market.
India is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of milk and milk products. India nevertheless faces a shortage of milk and milk products due to increasing demand from the fast growing middle class in the country.
The National Dairy Plan Phase I (NDP-I), a Central Sector Scheme of the Government of India, which is supported by National Dairy Support Project (NDSP), aim to increase milk productivity and market access for milk producers, which are both necessary to meet the growing demand for milk. NDP-I is being implemented with a total investment of about US$350 Million, out of which the Bank has extended a Credit of US$219 Million through the NDSP.
Resilient Supply Chains – Farmers & Food Industry Tackle the Shared Challenge of Climate Change – A Strategic Dialogue (London, 19 October 2015)
Climate change brings significant, concrete and near-term impacts for farmers and food companies’ bottom lines alike. The objective of this strategic dialogue is to bring leaders from both groups together to discuss their shared climate change challenges: Continue reading