The International Labour Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean seeks a consultant to conduct a detailed and analytical review of the main barriers and opportunities to the formalization of micro-, small- and mediumsized enterprises (MSMEs) in Suriname. The review should initially focus on the identified target sectors of wood processing and tourism. The consultant is also expected to propose measures to facilitate the transition to formality for these enterprises and their workers. Objectives To support these intended outcomes, the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean seeks to hire a consultant or consulting firm achieve the following objectives:
The consultant is expected to conduct a detailed and analytical review of the main barriers to the formalization of MSMEs in Suriname, and to propose measures to facilitate the transition to formality for these enterprises and their workers.
- The review should provide a clear and analytical view of formalization processes for MSMEs. The study should initially focus on target sectors identified (wood processing and tourism).
- The consultant is expected to identify and document proposals from key stakeholders in the target sectors at both municipal and national levels to formalize MSMEs and reduce their informality.
- The consultant is also expected to collaborate with constituents to identify feasible pilots to implement within the wood processing and tourism sectors.
Additional details are provided in the Terms of Reference (ToR).