Deadline: 15-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objectives of this multi-country study are: 1) to generate evidence to support government policy aimed at the transformation of existing agricultural and food systems in selected Eurasian countries to improve national and household incomes, food security, diets and nutrition in a manner compatible with sustainable management of natural resources; and 2) to facilitate policy dialog, including consultations and workshops, for the purpose of integrating the evidence generated by the study into the policy debate and decisions.
Deadline: 07-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a Consultant to conduct a review of the Europe and Central Asia PPP Transaction Advisory Program mid-way through its operations life. The main objective of the mid-term review (MTR) is to assess the performance of the Program in light of its Operating Guidelines both in terms of internal procedures, management, project work, and external development impact and also to present clear recommendations for program steering.
Deadline: 01-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Cities in LAC are key drivers for economic growth and major contributors to climate change. The program is focusing on 5 to 6 selected large cities and helping them develop a pipeline of strategic and high impact infrastructure projects that IFC may support through any combination of (i) investments in private sector companies, (ii) municipal finance, and (iii) tailored advisory services to support cities develop a larger pool of implementable and bankable high impact infrastructure projects. The LAC Cities program is one of IFCs transformational initiatives to work with the public and private sector to foster sustainable and competitive cities.
Despite West Africa’s enormous investment potential, its integration into the global economy is low. One sign of this is that the region captures only 5% of Africa’s total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The main hurdles for national, regional, and foreign investors are cross-border constraints. Small businesses and service providers are especially affected.
“In Nigeria, burdensome and non-transparent administrative procedures, land, the clearance of goods and services at ports and airports, and access to finance are some of the obstacles hampering investors,” said Bala Bello, Deputy Director for Policy and Advocacy at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.
Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to hold into 2050. With this growth, street food is going to become one of the most important components of African diets. The formal sector will just not be able to keep up!
Enter my company, Musana Carts, which tackles the #FoodRevolution challenge from the end of the food value chain. Musana Carts, which currently operates in Uganda, streamlines and improves the production and consumption of street food.
Deadline: 21-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been mandated by the Government of Mauritius – through the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities – to assist in structuring and tendering an affermage arrangement for the Central Water Authority (CWA), the national water utility. As part of its mandate, IFC will be appointing several consultants to support, including an international engineering firm, which will be required to evaluate CWA’s operations, assess capex planning and financials, provide inputs to the financial model, and evaluate the current structure of CWA and perform a skills assessment. A World Bank study was carried out in 2016 to identify PPP options for improving CWA’s performance, which included technical due diligence so the purpose of this study will be to update the study and supplement as necessary. Additional details are contained in the attached terms of reference.
Deadline: 17-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC Advisory is looking for a consulting firm which will carry out a market assessment of the potential for o&m outsourcing in Nepal, and develop a business plan accordingly for an O&M service company. The firm will also review the existing experience within BPC, develop the necessary processes (technical and commercial) and optimize the organization structure. The Consultant will prepare and deliver two 1-week training sessions as well as accompany BPC staff to visit one hydro plant in another country which has been outsourced to a specialized company. The consulting firm shall have in-depth experience in hydropower O&M and the concept of outsourcing.
Deadline: 05-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of an investment project in Uganda, financed by IFC and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
The project is expected to be a senior loan to a bank in Uganda focused on the micro and small market segments. The purpose of the project is to support the expansion of the banks lending program to micro enterprises owned by women and in the agriculture sector.
Deadline: 26-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main objective of this program is to support Moldovan agri-food companies in establishing a sustainable export position on international/EU markets through targeted assistance in meeting EU market requirements, delivery of knowledge of the European markets, as well as providing opportunities for entering these markets.