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Engaging with investors to support the foundational elements
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Deadline :29-Apr-24 @ 10:00 AM (New York time)
Published on :26-Mar-24 @ 12:00 AM (New York time)
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :UNDP-HQ-00938
Contact :Irina Grozick -

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Introduction :

Engaging with investors to support the foundational elements or building blocks to build sustainable agricultural insurance markets.

This assignment considers impact investors, foundations, development organizations (e.g., development financial institutions, banks, donors, etc.), and any other relevant financier with strong impact commitments, as ‘’investors’’. In alignment with the Innovation Models building block (Figure 1), financial institutions, service providers, digital platforms (Agritech and Fintechs), and agricultural value chain players are herein considered as “investees”. A strong focus must be paid to those investees that have service delivery models in place that reach out to thousands of smallholder farmers with climate adaptation solutions. Investors portfolios and investees with climate adaptation and resilience commitments should deserve special attention.

This assignment has a geographical focus on Africa and Asia. Good cases from Latin America can be considered. Particular attention should be paid to investors with portfolios covering countries where implementation of agricultural insurance national programmes will be supported by UNDP IRFF as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Tanzania, and Uganda. This assignment is not seeking to conduct an in-depth analysis of the portfolios of investors in each of the countries mentioned above. Rather, it seeks to investigate cases from different portfolios in different countries to grasp the current strategies and appetite of investors to develop a strategy. 

This assignment will produce the following outputs:

A.      List of investors and investees identified and interviewed, including contacts information.             

B.      Matrix of findings from interviews with investors and investees.

C.      Tools developed (assessment frameworks, interview guidelines, etc.) to conduct the interviews with investors and investees and assess findings to customize the pitch deck to different contexts.

D.      Full strategy, including a pitch deck, in the form of maximum thirty Power Point slides, to engage with investors in their role supporting the three building blocks to build sustainable agricultural insurance markets.

E.      Guidelines report on how to use the tools developed to replicate the exercise in a specific country and customize the pitch deck to the country context.

The outputs will be disseminated through a global platform, currently on an early design stage, and will be available, as a public good, to the benefits of agricultural insurance market players who want to engage with investors worldwide and in their countries. From the second half of 2024, the investors engagement strategy will be adapted to specific countries context, using the methodology and tools developed by this assignment, to conduct an in-depth dive in the portfolio of investors in at least four countries where broader in-country implementation is fully lead by UNDP Country Offices.

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