Our Fragile Communities and States (FCAS) team seeks to contract a consultant or consulting firm to develop programme frameworks that focus on the increasing capital to fragile communities and states, with a focus on women and youth.
Since 2017, we have been working on a fragile states regional programme of work. Until now, the programme has focused on DRC, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe at the country level with a thematic focus on refugees. This work has been driven by in-country resources, technical experts with support from our office in Nairobi. The articulation of what fragility means in the development context is varied with no standard qualitative or quantitative definition in existence.
The overarching objective of this consultancy is not only to gain an understanding of the critical barriers to access capital that marginalised communities face but most importantly, identify innovative solutions to improve access to long term liquidity for this demographic.