Palladium has been awarded a five-year Contract to implement Project USAID/Creating Economic Opportunities with special attention to the country’s Western Highlands and its capital city. Project CEO supports economic growth, private sector development, competition and job creation in Guatemala. It also strengthens the promotion of investment and trade, serves as a catalyst for the development of productive infrastructure, facilitates the growth of the workforce in Guatemala, and fosters a positive business environment. A core objective of Project CEO is to strengthen the private sector as an engine of growth to reduce poverty, improve living conditions, and create sustainable economic opportunities for Guatemalans in Guatemala. By focusing on the country’s secondary cities as natural platforms for investment and growth, cultivating alliances between stakeholders in the public, private, and civil society sectors, and placing emphasis on an ecosystem conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship, Project CEO plays a central role in job creation, facilitating investment, and promoting prosperity in the country.
The purpose of the present Terms of Reference (ToRs) is to contract a Guatemalan or eligible international Consulting Firm with a recognized track record to generate a portfolio (pipeline) of investment opportunities and closure of direct investments to the value of at least USD 30 Million, prioritizing, but not limited to, investment in light manufacturing, textile, and agro-industrial sectors.
The Consulting Firm will identify and structure a portfolio of Investment Projects, design and implement a promotion strategy to attract investors, and implement activities for the Promotion and Attraction of Direct Foreign Investment for Guatemala according to the strategy and methodology to be developed to attract investment.