How do our products and services work?
We improve the flow of market information and increase the capacity of local entrepreneurs to increase the economic activity in conflict prone countries
Who are they for?
We help local entrepreneurs connect to international supply chains and international buyers find local vendors
Why use them?
Increasing local procurement creates jobs and contributes to wider market growth which puts conflict-prone countries on a path to economic independence and stability.
Impact Measurement and Market Research
Training services increase capacity and competition in conflict-prone markets by improving supplier knowledge of business standards, procurement procedures, and contracting requirements. Specialized trainings are also offered.
Matchmaking connects buyers looking for goods and services in conflict-prone markets with verified local businesses who can meet their demands. Matchmaking includes the generation of customized reports, events, and supply/demand analysis.
Local Business Directories
Local Business Directories contain detailed profiles of domestic businesses searchable by sector and location. To ensure the integrity of our data, each business listed is verified every six months. Directories bring visibility to capable local businesses in conflict-prone markets that may otherwise be overlooked.
Tender Distribution Services
Tender Distribution Services (TDS) collect and disseminate tenders and other business opportunities to registered local businesses. Tenders are shared through an online tender directory, targeted e-mail and SMS notifications, and through a tender distribution point in country offices. TDS facilitates local business access to market opportunities.
Advocacy and Communications
Advocacy and Communications promotes the importance of "buying local" through host nation first policy promotion, marketing campaigns, events and social media.