Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Assignment Description: Through this assignment, IFC seeks to create a synergy of all the Banks subsidiary (Banks, Microfinance, Insurance) institutions, to develop an integrated solution for addressing the financing, payment, and insurance needs of value chain actors, especially cooperatives and farmers. The product development firm will be expected to define and lead the entire product(s) development cycle including needs assessment, product(s) concepts design and evaluation, business modelling, actual product(s) development, product(s) documentation, testing, training design, and commercialization strategy framework.
Countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative face a major challenge in facilitating trade. While large investments in trade-related infrastructure capture global headlines, transaction costs generated by inefficient border clearance and trade-related regulatory requirements are one of the major policy risks facing the BRI.
Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The study will be carried out through a combination of face to face interviews, review of reports and literature and survey of selected procuring entities. The scope of work will include:
a) Obtain and review available reports and Procurement Guidelines and Regulations that will include Bank Guidelines, Bank PROCYS reports, Government Procurement Regulations, Independent Procurement reviews, procurement audits by government agencies etc;
b) Conduct interviews with Bank staff, selected government agencies staff, consultants , suppliers and contractors to identify processes that are vulnerable to bottlenecks and/or redundant;
c) Explore the value added to efficiency, transparency and economy resultant from adherence to best practices/government/Bank procedures;
Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the Assignment it to identify promising finance, agriculture and livestock insurance opportunities (including parametric insurance) at different stages of the value chains of 4-5 agricultural commodities in Nigeria.
The Assignment should:
(a) Identify and analyze the value chains
(b) Assess the nature of farmers and production methods
(c) Develop cash flow and financial profiles for value chain players
(d) Analyze the demand and supply of finance and index insurance,
(e) and identify any constraints that may have prevented/hindered the supply of adequate index insurance products
Deadline: 14-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The consultant will work to look in depth at the cotton-apparel value chain to identify potential obstacles to greater growth. Depending on the location of the main economic activities throughout the value chain, the analysis may focus on specific geographic areas. The selected consultants will be expected to carry out a detailed mapping of the actors in the different links of the value chains. The instruments to be administered by the firm will further cover firm dynamics; costs, productivity, and jobs (scale and skills demanded); and barriers to competitiveness, value chain deepening, and job creation at each stage. In addition, the instruments will cover cross-cutting issues such as the costs of trade, as well as labor market rigidity and costs, and education and skills.