Capital Markets and Enterprise Development

In capital markets and enterprise development, Value-Add's practice includes development of financial markets and stock exchanges, as well as venture capital management.

  • We also provide investment advisory and financial planning services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • We concentrate on building the capacity of SMEs to gain access to capital, especially through the private sector.
  • We work with banks and non-bank institutions to develop skills and instruments needed to operate SME- oriented loan products.
 

Examples of Value-Adds's work include:

 

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Microfinance and Microcredit

In microfinance and microcredit, Value-Add focuses on providing microfinance institutions (MFIs) with access to liquidity needed to carry out their activities:

  • We incorporate reviews of applicable legislative and regulatory requirements into our analyses of institutional capacity necessary for facilitating financial resource flows.
  • We help develop guarantee mechanisms between commercial banking institutions and less formal financial organizations to augment second-tier financing capacity for MFIs.
  • We use a computable financial model to verify the profitability of potential investments.
  • We develop scopes of work and assessment tools for microfinance representatives to use in the collection of data.
 

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Trade Development

In trade development, Value-Add conducts assessments and helps develop business plans and proposals for new enterprises and those wishing to expand production.

  • Our focus is on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of SMEs in obtaining access to capital resources that they need to finance export growth.
  • We work with exporters in conducting collaborative assessments and strategic planning to cover the wide range of variables that affect export profits.
  • In addition, Value-Add carries out value chain analysis, specializing in the financial aspects of pre- and post- production links along the chain.
 

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Financial Management and Sustainability of Community-Based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Regarding NGOs, Value-Add provides assistance in developing institutional capacity and sustainability.

  • Value-Add supports NGO sustainability by building the capacity of boards of directors in oversight policies and procedures. These include strategic planning, finance for (non-financial) managers, and governance practices.
  • We facilitate technology transfer to professionalize NGO staff through training in areas such as program planning and project design, financial management, information systems and supervision.
  • We provide training and assistance to NGOs in fundraising, endowment fund development and management, cost recovery, financial planning and financial management techniques.
 

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Planning and Evaluation

Regarding planning and evaluation, most of our consultancies have built-in components involving assessments of constraints and opportunities, strategic planning, project development, performance measurement and evaluation.

  • We carry out program and project evaluations that are developed and implemented collaboratively, in order to build ownership of the conclusions and recommendations.
  • We stress conducting evaluations and assessments that use consultant and client resources efficiently and effectively, without leaving gaps and/or creating excessive data.
  • Value-Add aims to present findings based on observation, analytical conclusions based on the data, and realistic recommendations ready for client implementation.
  • We provide project management and technical backstopping, particularly in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Analyses, and in institutional capacity development.
 

Examples of Value-Add's work include:

 

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