The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group, is looking for organizations with experience running incubation and acceleration programs for digital technology entrepreneurs and who are able to design and execute the required tasks from start to finish. The project is designed to pilot Pan-African acceleration services to the most promising, growth-oriented digital startups in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The firm will partner with mLab Southern Africa (mLab SA) to deliver the accelerator program.
infoDev will be conducting a rapid assessment to determine the influence of mobile innovation labs (mLabs) in local entrepreneurial systems. The study will examine three aspects of the mLabs' performance: economic results, development impact associated with the usage of mobile applications, and contribution to mobile entrepreneurship ecosystems. The rapid assessment is a follow-up to the 2014 study "Do mLabs Make a Difference?"
The firm would be expected to identify a long-list of 20 examples of linkage programs implemented in low and middle income countries, and analyze and present 6-8 case studies, clearly outlining the context for the program, the outcomes and impacts of these programs, the cost of their implementation, the implementation model, and the most critical lessons.
infoDev is seeking an experienced firm to develop a sound methodology and to implement comprehensive assessment of different venture acceleration programs in select developing countries. This Request for Expression of Interest is for a Firm Selection.
infoDev is seeking a firm to assist with the development and testing of a methodology for analyzing opportunities and constraints for growth-oriented digital entrepreneurs in various parts of the ecosystem.
infoDev is seeking a qualified firm with presence in the Caribbean region to support the team in the delivery and implementation of the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbeans (WINC) activities and business acceleration program in the region. View REOI here.
infoDev is seeking a qualified firm with presence in the Caribbean region to to support the team in developing and tailoring a responsive capacity building program for enablers in the region, as well as to foster activity-based development of a Caribbean Business Incubator Network. View REOI here.
infoDev, a Global Partnership Program of The World Bank, with support from the Danish International Development Cooperation Agency (DANIDA), is launching a Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ghana. The Ghana CIC will support the growth of Ghana’s local climate (clean) technology businesses with a comprehensive suite of financing and business incubation services. Download REOI here.