Agriculture, Market Development and Employment (AMDE)

For this framework agreement, NCG Sweden participates in a consortium alongside Finnish Consulting Group – FCG Sweden (Lead Partner) and Nathan Associates London and Springfield Centre (Junior Partners). The consortium is ranked first in the agreement, making it the first to receive call-offs with a value of up to SEK 150,000. Any call-off above this value is subject to a renewed competition procedure.

The objective of the framework agreement is to provide Sida with additional expertise in the thematic main- and sub-areas below:

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture sector development
  • Rural development
  • Employment
  • Productive employment development
  • Labor market
  • Market Development
  • Private sector development
  • Trade development

Services under the framework agreement may include, but are not limited to, the following kind of assignments:

  • Geographical and/or thematic analysis (such as inputs into country plans, strategy and policy processes, synthesizing existing analysis).
  • Thematic/sector studies, feasibility studies, project preparation, appraisals, technical support, mid-term reviews of projects/programs.
  • Advice to Sida and/or partners in connection with preparation and assessment during pre- and post-implementation of contributions as well as assessments and reviews in ongoing contributions.
  • Portfolio reviews.
  • Technical support and expert advice to Sida at global, regional, and country level for advocacy, dialogues and negotiations.
  • Capacity development (such as training, development of training material, organizing educational events, etc. for Sida staff, cooperation partners, and other actors in development cooperation).