|Overview : |
UNCDF is seeking the services of contractors with expertise in providing advisory services (including policy and regulatory advice, expertise financial inclusion and digital payments, experience in promoting inclusive innovation processes and expertise in capacity/skill building) to support the development of programme interventions in the above mentioned workstreams.
This solicitation is for a long-term agreement (LTA) for two years and renewable for a final year up to three years. “LTA” refers to a mutual arrangement whereby the consultant firms will provide services as required, over a specific period. An LTA specifies the unit price, allowing for a framework agreement to be used when the contractors’ services are needed.
Providers are expected to provide advisory services, capacity building and technical assistance interventions in the following areas:
- Legal, regulatory and policy advice to UNCDF programmes and partners to develop inclusive policies, strategies and regulations that support digital economies. and data-driven decision-making for regulators and policy makers. Coaching regulators and policy makers on data-driven decision-making.
- Advisory services to UNCDF programmes and partners in the field of digital Identity, last mile distribution, digital payment ecosystems and digital financial services to facilitate universal access to digital systems and networks that enable vulnerable population segments to be more productive and have access to basic services
- Technical expertise in inclusive innovation methodologies and techniques regarding digital solutions to UNCDF programmes and partners (start-ups, corporate companies, and other innovation stakeholders) in the field of inclusive innovation, supporting solutions to reach unbanked, poor, and remote populations who have been excluded from traditional financial networks.
- Advisory services for building the capacity and soft and hard skills of key vulnerable customer segments (Youth, women, migrants, refugees, and micro-small-and medium-sized enterprises) in the, using a combination of services (digital and non-digital) that accelerates economic inclusion.
For full details, please see attached RFP and annexes. Please also note pre-bid conference date, submission date, and other relevant dates.