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Short term Technical Assistance to Design the VSLA Linkage Programme

The Government of Ghana has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ghana Financial Sector Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the design of a Village and Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) linkage program which will promote linkages between VSLAs and formal financial services providers (FSPs).

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at

The Ministry of Finance now invites eligible Consultancy Firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services by submitting the most current company profile. The shortlisting criteria are:

The short-listing criteria of the firm are:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience supporting and linking VSLA/Saving Groups (SGs) to FSPs;
  • Track record of successful design of VSLA/SGs linkage programs;
  • Demonstrated capacity to deploy a cross-functional team of experts and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders (FSPs, FAs, etc);