April 29, 2019
Banyan Global is a sub-contractor on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program in Madagascar. Led by Population Services International (PSI), IMPACT aims to improve the capacity of the Malagasy health system to ensure that quality pharmaceuticals and health commodities are available and accessible to all Malagasy people on a sustainable basis. Banyan Global will work to ensure the engagement of the commercial sector, developing and adapting loan products and financial risk mitigation tools for small and micro health enterprises. Building on our previous experience in Madagascar, Banyan Global will continue working with Microcred (Baobab Bank) and Access Bank under the USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) to expand financing to health supply chain stakeholders. In parallel, Banyan Global will develop a training and coaching curriculum to build the financial management capacity of health businesses in the pharmaceutical sector. Banyan Global will also lead the integration of gender and social inclusion into the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the IMPACT program, using Banyan Global’s signature gender integration framework. We will complete a gender analysis to identify key gender advances, constraints, inequalities, and opportunities and develop a gender action plan with specific recommendations on how the IMPACT program can contribute to greater gender equity, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion in the health commodities sector in Madagascar.