LEBANON TRADE & INVESTMENT FACILITATION (TIF) PROJECT - CALL FOR PARTNERSHIP
About the Implementing Party: DAI Global LLC's mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. DAI envisions a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer, and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.
About the USAID-Funded Trade & Investment Facilitation (TIF) Project in Lebanon: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Lebanon’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) works to enhance economic opportunities by facilitating trade and investment in targeted business sectors resulting in job creation and increased incomes for Lebanese citizens – with a strong focus on enhancing women’s workforce participation. TIF works to achieve three objectives: 1) Increased exports of Lebanese goods and services, 2) Facilitate investment leading to increased domestic investment, and 3) Improved the business and investment enabling environment.
Description of Annual Project Statement (APS): The APS is an invitation for prospective partners to submit competitive Development Plans to receive TIF project support. This APS will be open for one year. TIF will be receiving and evaluating Development Plans on a rolling basis. Please refer to the APS document under "Related Documents" section.
TIF supports Lebanese business sector associations including clusters or groups of enterprises, syndicates, service providers, non- governmental organizations and companies through the Transformative Activities Hub to Widen Investments in Lebanon – the TAHWIL Facility (“transformation” in Arabic). TAHWIL is a grant funding mechanism designed to deliver essential business services and provide other forms of support to Lebanese partners focused on export and import substitution, securing finance/investment and improving the business/investment policy environment.
TIF employs a facilitative, market-led approach that supports Lebanese businesses throughout the country in high-impact and productive export sectors, including: (1) Agro-Food Processing, (2) Manufacturing, (3) Knowledge Economy and Services*, and (4) Tourism and Hospitality.
*Knowledge Economy includes but is not limited to: Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Media and Creative Services. Media and Creative Services, as part of Knowledge Economy, includes but is not limited to: Advertising, Digital Media, Production and Post-Production, Architecture, Design and Fashion. Business Services includes but is not limited to: Franchising, Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Consulting.
How to apply
Interested entities can review the full APS document; outlining the application process; selection criteria; rules and regulations; and apply for funding by clicking here.