$139M project to target vulnerable groups

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GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Social Protection and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a Technical Cooperation (TC) to boost the delivery of social services here.

The project will target vulnerable local groups. The more than $139M (US$666,700) project aims to improve the system that identifies and aids targeted groups, as well as further develop the management and administration of social assistance programmes, the Department of Public Information said in a release.

The Institutional Strengthening to Guyana Social Safety Net Project will apply a portion of the proceeds towards consultancy services. The Ministry of Social Protection is inviting eligible ‘Individual Consultants’ to indicate their interest in providing services.

Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to conduct a social protection expenditure review, design the Social Safety Net Reform Strategy, conduct an Institutional and Organisational Assessment and evaluate Alternative Payment Systems.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures outlined in the IDB policies for the selection and contracting of consultants financed by the bank and principles of comparison based on qualification of an international individual. Expressions of Interest and detailed Curriculum Vitae can be delivered to the Ministry of Social Protection’s Special Projects Coordinator at 357 Lamaha & East Streets or via email (mospgytcp@gmail.com) on or before Friday, September 14, 2018.