Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Consultant for Comparative Analysis of Financial Sectors of Myanmar’s Key Competitors in SEA, Myanmar
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Consultant for Comparative Analysis of Financial Sectors of Myanmar’s Key Competitors in SEA for the USAID-funded Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity (AFDA) in Myanmar. The AFDA facilitates the transformation of agriculture and food systems by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the agricultural market system in the zone of influence (ZOI) such as Kachin State, Shan State, Mandalay Region, Sagaing Region and Magway Region.
Myanmar competes with other countries in supplying agricultural products to its trade partners. For Myanmar to grow its exports and effectively carry out import substitution in its domestic market, it has to understand how competition is able to stay ahead. A key factor to achieve comparative advantage is availability of financing to all segments of the value chain and to key actors in the markets systems. AFDA will carry out comparative analysis of financial services and policy support in competitor countries to understand what they are doing really well that allows them to achieve comparative advantage and will focus on learning from these competitors’ successful Agri-lending products, policies and practices. Learning from this study will be shared with actors in the financial sector of Myanmar through sectorial forum or roundtable discussion.
The anticipated timeframe for this assignment is September 2020 to November 2020 with up to 25 days of effort. The primary locations are Yangon and ZOI, SE Asia.