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Request for proposal: Building Transformative Policy and Financing Frameworks to Increase Investment in Biodiversity Management (BIOFIN)”
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Rwanda - RWANDA
Deadline :26-Aug-16
Posted on :15-Aug-16
Reference Number :32122
Link to Atlas Project :
00078100 - Economic growth and Inclusive Financial Support
Documents :
Request for proposal
Terms of reference
Overview :


Context of the Requirement

The Government of Rwanda has got the support from UNDP to implement a project “Building Transformative Policy and Financing Frameworks to Increase Investment in Biodiversity Management (BIOFIN)”. The project intends to support the Government of Rwanda to mainstream biodiversity in policies and programs across sectors in national and local levels and more importantly to measure the current biodiversity expenditures, access the financial needs in the medium term and identify the most suitable financial solutions to bridge the biodiversity national financing gap. The Government of Rwanda has already made substantive progress on the biodiversity conservation and management including the setup of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). In spite of many tools and data sources, biodiversity remains difficult to quantify precisely the financial expenditures on biodiversity conservation and it is still a challenge to find resources required to implement NBSAP. But precise answers are needed to advise the Government of Rwanda on resource mobilization in biodiversity conservation and its contribution to national economy represented as GDP which does not normally capture non-market goods and services provided by ecosystems.

Against this background, the BIOFIN project has been designed by UNDP to support the Government to put in place resource mobilization framework based on scientifically sound analyses and assessments such as biodiversity policy and institutional review, biodiversity expenditure review, biodiversity finance needs assessment as well as NBSAP costing. This will be accompanied with solid Biodiversity financial plan and development of proposals for NBSAP implementation to achieve Aichi Target. The BIOFIN is a 3 year project and has the following components:

Component 1. Analyze the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in sectoral and development policy, planning and budgeting

Component 2. Assess future financing flows, needs and gaps for managing and conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services

Component 3. Develop comprehensive national Biodiversity Finance Plan / Resource Mobilisation Strategies to meet the biodiversity finance gap

Component 4. Initiate implementation of the Biodiversity Finance Plan at the national level

UNDP therefore seeks the services of a team of experts (a firm) to assess Rwanda’s policy and institutional framework for biodiversity, biodiversity expenditure review, biodiversity finance needs as well as the cost required for NBSAP implementation and to develop biodiversity financial plan and new project proposals for NBSAP implementation in Rwanda.

Application procedure

All interested and qualified  companies may download this RFP and Terms of Reference from UNDP Rwanda website at:

Delivery address: UNDP Rwanda, P.O. Box 445, 12 Avenue de l'Armée, Kigali, Rwanda, and Attn: Head of Procurement Unit, Or by email address at  no later than Friday 26th August 2016, Time: 12h00 PM-   Kigali Rwanda local time.