Landell Mills is delighted to have been appointed by DFID to manage a three-year programme to support the transfer of agricultural technology from China to Africa and other Low Income Countries (LICs).
Landell Mills is pleased to announce the award of a new DFID framework agreeement for 'Wealth Creation'.
Landell Mills has been awarded a new EU funded contract to assist the fisheries administrations of Samoa and Tonga to sustainably manage the deepwater snapper fisheries within their maritime zones.
Evidence on Demand - www.evidenceondemand.info - is a new information hub for DFID advisers and other development professionals working in the fields of climate, the environment, infrastructure and livelihoods. Landell Mills is a key partner in the initiative.
The Somaliland Business Fund team held two events in Dubai and London in October 2012 in order to raise awareness of the fund's activities amongst diaspora of the Somaliland Business community.
Landell Mills is pleased to annouce the set up a new division titled the Markets, Enterprise and Trade Division (MET). MET will focus on developing it's portfolio in the field of Private Sector Development with a specific focus on Markets 4 Poor, Business 4 Development and other projects focused on pro-poor market led growth. MET will be headed by James Blewett, Fund Manager for the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund and previous General Manager of Katalyst, Bangladesh.
Landell Mills would like to announce the launch of its Studies and Evaluations Division. The Division will provide services in the study, design, monitoring &/or evaluation of aid funded projects and programmes.
Landell Mills supported the launch of the inaugral 1st Greater Mekong SubRegion Forum on Harmonization of Standards in Bioenergy in Nanning, China on 05 July 2012.
Landell Mills is delighted to announce that it has been awarded one of the first major donor funded consultancy contracts in Somaliland.
Aid for trade, economic growth and private sector development
We believe that trade and the private sector are two principal agents for development. However, there has been a growing attention given to the relationship between the trading rules and development, recognising that changes in the international trading system have significant costs alongside the potential benefits for developing countries.
Governments and international agencies adopt a variety of measures and programmes to stimulate domestic and international trade and finance, private sector initiative and SMEs in rural and urban areas. Many emerging markets are embracing the opportunities presented by globalisation and are participating in international economic agreements at WTO, regional and bilateral levels. Meanwhile, transitional support is often required for sectors under threat from greater competition, e.g. in the banana or sugar sectors. Our role is to advise on policies, institutions, laws, taxes and regulations that will assist developing countries use trade to promote development and encourage enterprise growth, and to manage programmes that stimulate and strengthen these aspects of their economies.
- WTO accession and compliance
- EPA negotiation processes
- EU Common Agricultural Policy
- Regional economic integration
- Export promotion
- Investment (FDI) promotion
- Local economic and regional development
- SME policies and legislation (enabling environment)
- Economic diversification
- Matching grant schemes
- Business centres and technology parks
- Business development services (BDS)
- Assistance to professional associations and chambers of commerce
- Micro-enterprise and micro-finance
- Agri-banking and access to credit