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- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested in the equity capital of Union Bank of Albania. IBTCI is implementing the EBRD funded Institution Building Program to enhance the capacity of the bank in achieving the main objective of becoming one of the leading financial organisations in retail banking in Albania. The overall objective of the IBTCI consulting services is to assist the management with institutional strengthening through the implementation of the Program with the focus on Corporate Governance, Strategy Review and Organizational Restructuring, Corporate and Retail Lending Strategy, Human Resources Development, Information Technology review, Risk Management Planning and Training of the management and staff of the Bank.
- Strengthening Iraq’s Forensic DNA (FDNA) Analysis Capabilities Project. IBTCI is serving as a subcontractor to the US Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) on its efforts to build capacity in Iraq for forensic DNA analysis to support the identification of human remains. IBTCIs role is as an independent professional evaluator to assure the effectiveness of CRDF’s training by conducting periodic monitoring and evaluation.
- FIRST Initiative (FIRST) has selected IBTCI to be included in a long list of firms in the areas of Banking and Accounting and Auditing.
FIRST has a large and growing portfolio of some 80 active financial sector development projects. In order to better implement these projects across different sub-sectors and regions and to create more efficient procurement methods, FIRST invited Expression of Interest to service, on a non-exclusive basis, its financial sector development business needs in all regions and primarily in the six targeted areas including Banking and Accounting and Auditing. In all of these areas, the focus of the work is likely to be on public sector entities and agencies; legal, regulatory and supervisory frameworks; policy work; market development; low-income country recipients; FSAP or ROSC follow-up; and access to finance for the poor.
The purpose of the long list is to help FIRST to reduce the time needed for the procurement process and will help the FIRST to identify the consulting firms that are suited for new projects and that will be invited on a priority but non-exclusive basis to submit Requests for Proposals. When an appropriate project is identified that requires the skill sets of IBTCI, the FIRST will notify IBTCI so that we can respond to the RFP and make our submission.
The Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening (FIRST) Initiative is a multi-donor grant facility providing technical assistance (TA) to promote financial sector strengthening. FIRST was launched in 2002 by several international donor agencies. The TA is primarily provided by consultants.
The World Bank manages the FIRST Initiative trust fund on behalf of the donors, through a separate Program Management Unit. Based on its success in the first four years of its operations, FIRST has recently been extended to 2012 with available funding of some $65 million.
- Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Capacity Building Assessment, Training and Development, and Short-Term Support Services ID/IQ, task order in Malawi. IBTCI is developing a procurement capacity building curriculum and workshop materials with the participation of local consulting organization and the University that are familiar with the local context and thematic area. They are designing and delivering training programs to the targeted audiences in Malawi to meet the needs of procuring entities in the Government of Malawi. IBTCI will also conduct Sensitization Workshops for the private sector and the management level of civil society for addressing the identified gaps in capacity.
- Strategic Development of the Court of Accounts of Moldova: IBTCI is providing consulting services for the Development of Performance Audit and the Audit of IT systems project with the overall objectives to: develop a methodology for undertaking performance audits of economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the executive implements government policy; develop a range of practical guidelines, instructions and manuals on performance audit work; train staff in performance audit; undertake pilot performance audits; develop a suitable policy for the conduct of the audit of information technology (IT) based financial systems; and develop the capacity to conduct effective audits of IT based systems. This project will have two main tasks: (1) developing the Moldova Court of Accounts (CoA) capabilities to undertake performance audits and (2) developing the capacity of the CoA to conduct an effective audit of IT-based financial systems.
- Yemen Monitoring and Evaluation Project: IBTCI is developing a comprehensive M&E system to provide continued, on-the-ground performance monitoring, verification and evaluation of the impact, output and outcome results and environmental compliance of a set of USAID projects and activities. The M&E Project will provide consistent performance monitoring and reporting, as well as reviews of specific activities, projects and the portfolio as a whole on at least an annual basis. Annual evaluations of project achievements against the overall stabilization goal and periodic assessments of particular geographic or sectoral impacts will also be provided, as agreed with USAID in the annual Work plan. The general goal of the M&E Project is to support USAID/Yemen in meeting day to day information needs in order to make informed program management decisions, as well as to provide substantive support to with qualitative, quantitative and analytical information to assist in assessing and evaluating the strategys development hypothesis.
- Monitoring USG Assistance Program Results in Georgia: The primary purpose of this project is to monitor United States Government (USG) foreign assistance provided to Georgia to ensure the funds are directed toward the foreign policy and foreign assistance objectives for which they are intended. Monitoring data collected will be analyzed and reported to all USG implementers of Georgia assistance programs as well as Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and others. It will be used to make judgments as to the effectiveness of programs to meet USG assistance objectives and to determine what, if any changes need to be made to assistance priorities and activities going forward.
- Mission Assessment for Program Planning: IBTCI is assessing USAIDs program in Bolivia, and analyze whether the sectors in which the Mission currently works are most appropriate, given Bolivias development needs, the Government of Bolivias (GOB) priorities and National Development Plan, the U.S.-Bolivia bilateral relationship, the work of other donors in Bolivia, USAIDs Mission Strategic Plan, current/anticipated resource levels, and USAID Mission staffing. IBTCI will determine how USAID can better integrate its existing programs and align them with the GOBs development priorities and with the work of other donors. Advise on possible Government-to-Government programs, including how other donors are implementing Government-to-Government programs and identify possible programmatic openings; and provide recommendations on sectors in which USAID should focus when it prepares its next Mission strategy.
- GSA Schedule for Management Organizational & Business Improvement Services (MOBIS)contract no.GS-10F-0309P with the following special item numbers (SIN):
874-1: Consulting Services
874-6: Privatization Support Services and Documentation (A-76)
865-7: Program Integration and Project Management Services
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