The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
To promote reforms in macroeconomic policy, improve legislation, the institutional setup and financial measures (the rules of the game) relating to the enabling environment of the private sector in ACP countries and/or regions.
The purposes of this contract are as follows:
Key stakeholders empowered (in terms of knowledge, capacities and analysis) in undertaking business environment reforms and creating more favourable business and investment conditions in selected COMESA countries, namely Zimbabwe and Swaziland, assist these countries in policy and institutional reforms for creating an enabling business environment.
Project success will be measured by setting up national self-assessment tools and monitoring mechanisms and operational for addressing the improvement of business environment, contributing to improved ranking of ACPCOMESA countries in doing business.
The target group includes:
_ 50 Government senior officials, representatives of national Business associations, investment promotion are gathered in addition to 10 resource persons mainly from the region: identified in collaboration with the technical expert team, the COMESA Secretariat and its partners according to the workshop agendas.
_ 10 resources persons, mainly from the region (e.g. Mauritius, DRC, Djibouti, Zambia) defined in
collaboration with the team of technical experts, the COMESA Secretariat and its partners according to the agenda of the workshop
Preliminary preparatory mission – identification of target groups and main stakeholders to participate
Organisation of workshops in terms of content, representation and logistics
Coordination of speakers and moderators, running the workshop
The assignment was implemented by experts Nick Marchesi (16 working days), Sarah Charles (26 working days), Thembayena Dlamini (14 working days) and Odius Mamvura (14 working days). They were hired on a freelance contract basis.