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To respond to a growing number, intensity, and duration of international crises around the world, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is gradually expanding the number and scope of projects implemented through KfW Development Bank (KfW) in fragile settings and countries of origin and transit of refugees.

To mobilize the expertise of consultants more easily in the future and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of required expert input for the preparation of upcoming projects, the KfW engaged a Panel of Pre-qualified Consultants, including the m4h-lead Consortium of 5 specialist international development consulting companies.

Within the scope of the Framework Contract Fragile Context, our role will be to respond rapidly with adequate expertise of international and national experts to future calls for services in fragile states. These services will include:

  • Pre-feasibility Studies
  • Services related to Environmental and Social Safeguards and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD)
  • Analysis of the Project Executing Agency (PEA)
  • Peace and Conflict Analysis (PCA)
  • Analysis of Target Groups and Project Affected People (ATG) in 6 relevant sectors: water, energy, transport, health, education, peacebuilding/crisis prevention/ promotion of social coherence.

This is the first time ever that KfW has created such a Framework Contract.