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Diagnostics of Investment Opportunities for Value Addition in Processed Fruit and Vegetables Value Chains


Egypt, 26 November 2019

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" or the "Bank") is implementing the Value Chains Competitiveness Programme (the "VCCP" or the "Programme"), which aims at enhancing competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (the "MSMEs") in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. The Programme is financed by the European Union's Neighborhood Investment Facility (the "EU NIF") and allocates support to 1) investment grants and advisory/technical assistance ('TA') to eligible SMEs; and 2) diagnostic studies of identified value chains.

The diagnostic studies aim at identifying priority subsectors and ways to support SME competitiveness and value chain development. The studies will provide further insight into investments and technical assistance needs to support competitiveness improvements, and to eventually improve access to finance along the value chain.

Assignment Description:

In the context of the Programme, the Bank now intends to engage a consultant (the "Consultant") in order to carry out Diagnostics of investment opportunities for value addition in processed fruit and vegetables value chains in Egypt (the "Assignment").

The overall objective of the Assignment is to carry out diagnostic analysis of and promote small, medium and large-size investment opportunities for value addition in processed fruit and vegetables value chains in Egypt through providing market information to enterprises and investors.

This will be achieved through the following main components:

  • Stakeholder mapping of small, medium and large-size enterprises operating in processed fruit and vegetables value chains that are investing/willing to invest in Egypt;

  • Analysis of selected priority small, medium and large-size investment opportunities in processed fruit and vegetables value chains;

  • Stakeholder workshop with private enterprises and associations to increase awareness of investment needs and opportunities and disseminate results of the investment opportunities analysis.

Amongst others, the Assignment is expected to conduct diagnostic analysis and increase the awareness and knowledge of enterprises and investors on small, medium and large-size investment opportunities and identify related capacity-building needs for value addition in processed fruit and vegetables value chains in Egypt. Ultimately, the Assignment will support VCCP objectives to enhance access to finance for SMEs in Egypt, to increase their competitiveness and support value chain development.

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