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Value Chain Analysis of Gemstones and Gold in Afghanistan (re-advertised) at UNDP Afghanistan

Deadline to apply: 2 February 2017, 12:30am EST

UNDP Afghanistan is looking for institutions (firms, non-government organizations, research institutions) to conduct a value chain study in the minerals sector in Afghanistan, as an input into the National Human Development Report. 

The National Human Development Report (NHDR) of Afghanistan will examine the potential of the extractive sector and look into how it could contribute to the human development in the country. The main purpose of this report is to provide evidence-based policy options so that economic growth could help reduce vulnerabilities and poverty, strengthen the resilience of the licit economy, reduce the illicit economy in its multiple dimensions, and thus promote human development.

This is an institutional consultancy to conduct value chain analysis of gemstones and gold in Afghanistan, which will form part of Afghanistan NHDR. In parallel to this consultancy, other studies will also be commissioned on economic, political and social-environmental aspects of Afghanistan’s extractive sectors.

Description of services:

The value chain analyses of the gold and gemstone sectors will cover the following:

  • · Operating context
  • · Profile, mapping and visualization of the value chains
  • · Market analysis (including external markets)
  • · Business analysis
  • · Revenue collection (taxation)
  • · Income generation and employment, including employment of women
  • · Conflict and social impacts
  • · Land use and environmental aspects at key stages of the value chain.

The value chain analyses will be conducted through site visits, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The study will focus on gemstones (lapis, emeralds, ruby and jade) and gold. The assignment also includes writing a background paper/ report of the study, with recommendations for strengthening and upgrading value chains to connect them better with export or final markets, enhancing the fiscal revenue potential, improving environmental sustainability and quality of products, improving job opportunities and income potential especially for women, and reducing the conflict potential. Finally, the assignment includes writing the Chapter 4 of NHDR in close coordination and the Lead Author of NHDR.

Qualifications of the successful service provider include those related to:

-        The institution

-        The team leader

-        The team of experts (minimum two).

Please note the information provided here is insufficient. For access to the full Request for Proposals and to apply visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=35069 and register at UNDP e-tendering site.

This is a re-advertisement. In view of the changes in the terms of references and other parameters, previous applicants to this consultancy need to re-apply if they wish to be considered.

 

Last updated by Norma Garza Jan 18.

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