Banyan Global is an economic development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches to international development. Banyan Global is currently recruiting a Business Strengthening Advisor to work on a USAID-funded private health sector dev[...] Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013
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About Banyan Global
Banyan Global is a development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Our unique team comprises professionals from microfinance, banking, Wall Street, the commercial health sector, and public health. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Banyan Global maintains staff in New York City and around the world. Banyan Global is a women-owned small business.
Banyan Global is a subcontractor to the JSI Research & Training Institute on the United States Agency for International Development-funded Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) in Nigeria. TSHIP is a five-year integrated maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning; and reproductive health project designed to increase the use of high-impact interventions in Bauchi and Sokoto states. This public-sector project works at the local government authority level within both states. Banyan Global provides technical support in budget analysis and planning for primary health care services. Specifically, Banyan Global analyzes trends in budget allocation and release and expenditure, and develops projections of budgetary requirements for primary health care services in Bauchi and Sokoto for the next three years. Banyan Global also works on advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels to improve budgeting and funding of these important services.
Expanded Agricultural Trade Project (E-ATP)
West Africa, October 2009–September 2012
Banyan Global is a subcontractor to Abt Associates on E-ATP in West Africa. The project facilitates expanded intraregional trade of staple commodities from surplus to deficit areas of West Africa by strengthening selected value chains. The project works in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. Banyan Global is responsible for the gender mainstreaming component of E-ATP. We are supporting the project to integrate gender equity considerations into value chain analysis and value chain development interventions, advance policy reform initiatives, facilitate market information and financial services, and integrate gender mainstreaming into the capacity building of institutional partners.
Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project in Nigeria
Banyan Global works with local commercial banks, provider associations, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to increase access to finance for private health care providers in Nigeria. Banyan Global is assisting in structuring a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Credit Authority loan portfolio guarantee with local financial institutions in support of increased lending to the private health sector. Banyan Global also is delivering technical assistance to financial institutions and local providers in support of increased access to finance for the private health sector. Banyan Global is a subcontractor to Abt Associates on the USAID-funded SHOPS project.
Private Sector Partnerships-One Project (PSP-One) in Nigeria
January 2006–September 2009
In Nigeria, Banyan Global led a program to expand access to financing for private providers that contract with health maintenance organizations and private nurses. This program included conducting business training for providers, improving market linkages, and working with financial institutions. Banyan Global designed a business-training program for private providers and built the capacity of associations to offer the training. By the end of the project, 1,452 providers had received training. Banyan Global also improved market linkages within the private health sector, holding a private-health-sector trade fair that attracted 500 providers and 50 exhibitors. Banyan Global developed linkages between business-development service firms and providers. In addition Banyan Global built the capacity of financial institutions to lend to the private health sector in Nigeria. Banyan Global conducted rigorous market research on the private health sector in Nigeria and trained seven financial institutions in entering the market and loan product development for the sector. Following Banyan Global’s assistance, three financial institutions developed loan products for the health sector and lent more than $900,000 to providers.
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