REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT): Linking Farmers/Communities and Private Sector with Public Sector Support - ZIFL

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST(INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

CONSULTANCY TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF LINKING FARMERS/COMMUNITIES AND PRIVATE SECTOR WITH PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT.

1.0 BACKGROUND

The Government of the Republic of Zambia with the support of the World Bank is
implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province.
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is "to improve landscape management and
increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern
Province and to improve the Zambia's capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an
Eligible Crisis or Emergency".

2.0 OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT

The objective of the assignment is to assess alternative models of farmers/community and
private sector engagement to understand their potential in achieving smallholder-led
inclusive growth, enhanced smallholders' livelihoods and a sustainable natural resources
management. The specific tasks of the assignment include but not limited to

(i) Conduct a literature review about different concepts of public-private-community
engagement models and their advantages and disadvantages. The literature review can
serve to give an overview of concepts of and assessment frameworks for the above
mentioned engagement models and initiatives.

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