Consulting assignments

PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Assisting in the assessment, design, implementation and management of private sector development, innovation and entrepreneurship policy frameworks
  • Advising in the design and management of private sector development, innovation and entrepreneurship strategies
  • Documenting and promoting best practice in private sector development, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Assisting in the design, management and evaluation of enterprise development services
  • Providing research and knowledge management on private sector development, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Supporting business development agencies, informal business associations, and chambers of commerce to strategically plan and implement development programmes

REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Assessing regional and local economic development capacities and opportunities
  • Working with regional and local agents (e.g., local government authorities, business associations, provincial authorities, community-based organizations) to design economic and enterprise development initiatives
  • Building regional and local skills and capacities for development planning and management
  • Assessing and improving policy and legal frameworks for more and better jobs for women and men in the private sector, especially in small enterprises
  • Designing and managing job creation programmes at national, provincial and local levels
  • Designing skills development instruments and programmes

BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Helping strategic partners – public, private and community – understand and improve the business environment and enhance its contribution to economic development and poverty reduction
  • National and local business environment reform processes, tools and strategies
  • Assessing the business environment and identifying priorities for reform
  • Documenting and promoting best practice in business environment reform
  • Building competencies and capacities among strategic partners to assess the business environment and design, manage and monitor reform programmes