Reports

Afghanistan: Harakat Phase 1

The Objectives for Stage 1 are:

The objective of Stage 1 is to provide support to Harakat in informing the organisational design of Harakat under the new business model.  Detailed objectives are:

  1. To provide Harakat with a BER assessment covering diagnostic assessment of BE and development of a strategy and action plan for reform (supported by rapid research of what has worked for BE reform in FCAS),
  2. To provide support for the development of a strategy and action plan for reform (supported by rapid research of what has worked for BE reform in FCAS),
  3. To provide support for the development of the procurement process.
  4. Development of the procurement process.

November 25, 2016

Ethiopia: Business Environment Assessment for SME Financing with Special Focus on Leasing

The objective of the Technical Support consultancy is to complete a thorough assessment of the BE for SME finance for the manufacturing sector, especially SME finance programmes to be established within the regional SME clusters, with a particular focus on opportunities to utilise lease financing and alternative financing modalities to increase investment in the sector. The assessment should include the private sector market for SME finance, as well as government led interventions to support the sector.

The output from the assessment should include a thorough market analysis of the regulations, policies and strategies that govern the access to finance element of the SME manufacturing sector development. In addition, it should present a clear outline of the underlying causes for BE constraints in the sector and propose intervention areas for the SME finance market focused on manufacturing to work more effectively and sustainably in the long-run.

As regional SME clusters are a key part of the SME development strategy, the assessment should examine different modalities of financing SME clusters in Ethiopia, and recommend possible options of modalities to be adopted.

September 27, 2016

Ghana: Baseline Data Collection and M&E Support for BEEP

To provide long term advisory support to DFID Ghana to implement the approach to baseline programme level data collection recommended in the M&E for BEEP Final Report (BERF assignment, July 2016), namely:

  1. Assist the BEEP team in forming the specified roster of consultative user groups, as set out in Section 6.3.1 of the M&E for BEEP Final Report. The specialist will also help design content for focus groups when relevant regulations or regulatory reforms are introduced by the programme or the government.
  2. Quality assure the content and sampling frame for business surveys and staff surveys. Business surveys will be developed by BEEP Component Leads and will cover both compliance cost and business confidence. Staff surveys will be developed by Government of Ghana (GoG) M&E staff and will cover the cost of administration and enforcement.
  3. Draft Terms of Reference for a data collection firm for the scope of work to establish a baseline for the BEEP programme, as outlined in Section 5.3.2 of the M&E for BEEP Final Report.
  4. If DFID decides that the data collection assignment needs to go to tender, assist in the tendering or contracting process, including review of proposals received and selection of data collection firm. The BEEP programme staff will manage the overall procurement process.
  5. Manage the BEEP baseline data collection process, and quality assure the proposed methods, protocols, and results.
  6. Calculate the total estimated baseline cost of compliance at the beginning of the programme, mid-point and end point, using the compliance cost methodology outlined in the M&E for BEEP Final Report, and primary and available secondary data. This data will be used to populate Outcomes 2 and 3 of the programme logframe and to track programme progress and results achieved.
  7. MDA capacity building and supporting monitoring and embedded technical advisers to enhance data collection at the MDA level including providing some oversight and advise that helps ensure data provided is robust.
  8. Develop Terms of Reference and proposed methodologies for bespoke research areas, including research into the viability of taxing the informal sector, and other regulatory reforms that may come to be included in BEEP.

Report

March 17, 2016

Ghana: Business Enabling Environment Programme (BEEP) – Design of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

The Objectives for this Technical Support project are:

  1. Agreed compliance cost methodology for BEEP and how this will be calculated for all the reform areas;
  2. M&E Diagnostic Review Reports on all the targeted AgenciesBaseline data collection plans;
  3. M&E capacity development Plans, Theory of change and monitoring and evaluation workshop;
  4. M&E framework and plan Diagnostic Review Reports on all the targeted Agencies;
  5. Baseline data collection plans;
  6. M&E capacity development Plans; and
  7. Theory of change and monitoring and evaluation workshop.
  8. M&E framework and plan

Report

August 01, 2016

Kenya: Creativel Economy PPD

The Objectives for the Diagnostic are:

  1. To work with the MoSCA in undertaking an inclusive dialogue with the private sector, and
  2. To produce a Creative Economy BER issues report roadmap based on the PPD workshop and supporting secondary analysis.

Report

August 01, 2016

Kenya: Export Strategy and BER

The Objectives for this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To provide advisory support to the revised National Export Strategy to reflect BER constraints to exporting; and
  2. To provide advisory support to the private sector dialogue process to prioritise BER reforms that constraint key export sectors
    Report Pending

April 01, 2016

Kenya: Investment Climate Reform Scoping Study

The Objectives for this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. Provide DFID Kenya with a High level Road Map covering implementation components and supporting institutions with the view to support the creation of the business case and potentially offering implementation support;
  2. Provide DFID Kenya and the GOK a Cultural Economy BER assessment covering diagnostic assessment and development of a strategy and action plan (supported by rapid research of what has worked for BE reform in Africa and elsewhere), and potentially offer implementation support;
  3. Provide DFID Kenya and the GOK an Industrialisation and Export Strategy BER/Investment Climate diagnostic assessment, strategy and action plan and potentially support implementation.

August 01, 2016

Montserrat BE Capacity Building

The Objectives of this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To set out international best practice (including examples from the Caribbean region and small economies) in building government capacity on matters related to the business environment such as business and sector regulation, public-private dialogue and evidence-based policy;
  2. To set out key functions required in government to effectively engage with businesses and investors, improve business and sector regulation and drive business environment reform.
  3. To meet with key local stakeholders, including Government of Montserrat officials and DFID, with a view to understanding the local context, political economy and identifying capacity constraints in Government of Montserrat related to the government’s role in engaging with and supporting businesses and investors;
  4. To recommend options for the design of an intervention and change management process to develop key functions within Government of Montserrat in areas related to the business environment and build capacity in engaging with and supporting businesses and investors;

Report

 

August 01, 2016

Mozambique: BERF Diagnostic

The Objectives for this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To undertake a general BE diagnostic to identify economy-wide constraints to doing business in Mozambique.
  2. To undertake sector-specific diagnostics of the BE, focusing on three priority sectors: agriculture (cassava, cashew nuts and pigeon peas), forestry and construction.
  3. To identify specific BE constraints faced by young entrepreneurs (15-35 years), as part of the general BE diagnostic.
  4. To undertake a sector-specific diagnostic of the BE for the off-grid renewable energy sector.
  5. To develop prioritised specific policy recommendations to GoMoz for general and sector-specific BE reform to integrate into their National Policy Action Plan.

BE Constraints on Youth Entrepreneurship in Mozambique

Renewable Energy Report

BERF Mozambique Forestry Sector BE Diagnostic 

November 22nd, 2016

Sierra Leone: Country Diagnostic

The Objectives of this Diagnostic Study are to:

  1. Undertake a wide diagnostic of the business environment in Sierra Leone to produce a reform readiness report with recommendations for feasible prioritised BE reforms.
  2. Assess which reforms could have the greatest impact linked to national growth strategies and priorities, given the country’s capacity to resource reforms and political economy influences on government decisions and on private sector engagement in the reform process.
  3. Provide improved BE reform diagnostic tools that can be used in the future by DFID Sierra Leone. This must incorporate political economy analyses identify underlying interests and institutional incentives, as well as gender analysis.

Provide an assessment of stakeholder engagement in BE reform activities and set out areas for institutional reform and improvement in the public-private dialogue (PPD) process, for BERF implementation support in a further phase of work including traditional and innovative approaches in stakeholder engagement.

August 04, 2016

Somaliland: Diagnostic and Scoping Study

The Objectives of this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To undertake a general BE diagnostic assessment of Somaliland to identify key constraints
  2. To undertake a scoping study of potential areas of BERF support in Somaliland, including Activity A, B, C, D and E support. Indicative areas of focus include:

(a)   Public Private Dialogue (PPD) in the energy sector

(b)   Commercial law

(c)   Customs capacity building

(d)   Commercial justice

August 01, 2016

St Helena: Diagnostic Technical Support

The Objectives of this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To identify through a diagnostic process the key reforms that the local and international private sector would look for under a refreshed investment strategy for the island;
  2. To determine what factors are key to attracting investment and stimulating business development within similar countries or territories (including Small Island Development States), and what benefits/incentives are offered by enterprise development agencies in these locations to assist in this process (this objective will be met by a separate study (and fed into this review);
  3. To meet with key island stakeholders, including elected officials and SHG staff, to test their reaction to implementing reforms in areas identified by the private sector (2.1 above), or through comparisons from elsewhere (2.2 above), and to obtain multi-stakeholder support for a short list of high priority reforms;
  4. To identify gaps and make recommendations on how investment promotion and further business development efforts could be strengthened;
  5. To lead an initial workshop with key stakeholders on island (including Enterprise St Helena, as well as elected members, SHG officials, Chambers of Commerce, key investors and business people) to achieve ownership of the assignment findings, and to agree a timeline and activity plan on investment climate and promotion improvements, including identification of quick/early wins which can be implemented within the first six months, and that will form part of DFID’s second phase of support to Enterprise St Helena.

August 04, 2016

Sudan: Diagnostic Review of BE Constraints

The Objectives of this Diagnostic Study are:

  1. To undertake a general BE diagnostic to identify economy-wide constraints to doing business in Sudan.The diagnostics should also identify constraints area and capacity for and willingness to reform to draw up priority areas for reform that will unlock the biggest constraints.
  2. To undertake sector-specific diagnostics of the BE, focusing on agriculture and relevant agribusiness value chains.
  3. To develop prioritised specific policy recommendations to DFID Sudan for general and sector-specific BE reform to integrate with GoS national level plans. Recommendations should align with capacity assessment of GoS and at the same time the willingness of the GoS to undertake reforms proposed.

February 01, 2016

Zimbabwe: DFID Annual Review BEEP

The Objectives of this Technical Support Study are to produce:

  1. A report giving an external perspective on key questions in the annual review with clear recommendations;
  2. Input to a proposed revised logframe; and
  3. Inputs to a clear recommendation on the way forward for the programme including procurement terms of reference for extending the programme.

Report

August 4, 2016

Multi-country: BER Diagnostic Process

The Objectives of this Technical Support study are:

  1. To design a BE diagnostic process for undertaking both general economy-wide diagnostics and sector-specific diagnostics to be used throughout BERF.
  2. To adapt the BERF Diagnostic Process for DFID COs’ continual use beyond BERF

Guide for BER Diagnostics