Terms of Reference – Development of knowledge products on selected lessons learned from operating the Land Degradation Neutrality Technical Assistance Facility (LDN TAF)

IDH aims to select a party to translate key learnings of our work operating the Technical Assistance Facility of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund into engaging, targeted, and inspiring knowledge products for selected audiences.

The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund

The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, co-promoted by the UNCCD, is a first-of-its-kind fund investing in profit-generating sustainable land management and land restoration projects that contribute to SDG 15.3. The Fund is managed by Mirova and provides long-term debt and equity financing for sustainable land use projects that reduce or reverse land degradation. It is structured as a blended finance fund, pooling resources from both public and private investors committed to the goal of stopping land degradation. The fund has a lifetime of 15 years, but the TAF is in its final year of operation, having operated for five years assisting potential investees to gear up their investment-readiness.

The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility (LDN TAF)

The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) aims to maximize positive impacts and reduce commercial and ESG risks. It provides grants to support projects seeking investment from the LDN Fund and is funded by donor contributions of a target size of 5% of the fund’s size.

IDH is requesting the service providers to hand in a proposal of maximum 10 pages (excluding company biographies, CVs, sample work and references). The proposal must be handed in a MS Word or PowerPoint version next to a PDF submission to facilitate any copy-and-pasting of content that we may need during evaluation.  The proposal must be submitted to: firnanda@idhtrade.org before 15 Dec 2023, 17:00 CET.

Access the Terms of Reference:

Terms-of-Reference-LDN-TAF-learning-extended deadline

Access the Annexes:

Annex 1. Concept note gender

Annex 2. Detail Request Form

Annex 3. Letter of Assignment contract template

Annex 4. IDH General terms and conditions for Services

Annex 5. Statement of acceptance draft contract

Annex 6. Statement of Integrity