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International Consultant, Business Plan for National Social Protection Fund
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Deadline :15-May-20
Posted on :30-Apr-20
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :65511
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Non-UNDP Project
Overview :

The main objective of the assignment is to support MoLSW and MoF to develop a selection of fund scenarios, gain MoLSW consensus and further develop the NSPF scenario into a quality business plan. The scenario building will include but not be limited to the inclusion of? various options such as; (i) entity location (internal or as an external entity), (i) use of the funds capital to undertake market investments to sustain the fund, (iii) external or government management and (iv) revenue structures.

UNCDF is currently implementing a project that is developing financing solutions for supply side capital to enable the Government of Laos to efficiently deliver on their social protection commitments as outlined within the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP).  This project is funded by the UN Secretary General Sustainable Development Goals Fund (UN-SDGF) providing focus for social protection through SDG acceleration and attainment of SDG targets.

Lao PDR is currently implementing an austerity regime in terms of public sector finance. The government is embarked on a broad consolidation of the public budget that is minimising expenditure, optimising revenues whilst at the same time still delivering and maintaining public services. The consolidation is following a strict monetary and fiscal policy that is aimed at reducing budget defects to less that 4% that will enable the government to maintain macro-economic stability and meet existing debt service obligations.

The consultancy opportunity is funded through the above mention project and aims at developing a business plan and fund scenario for the National Social Protection Fund (NSPF) as outlined in the governments National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS). The consultancy will be implemented through a mix of activities to be carried out in Lao PDR working directly with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MoLSW), the Ministry of Finance (MoF). In addition, the mission will work closely with the SDG Fund UNJP partners ILO and UNICEF for technical reference, NSPP data, and policy advisory.

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