Sustainable Local Supply Chains for Hand Pumps in Africa
UNICEF is active to increase the percentage of functioning community water supplies in rural areas through the application of improved policies and practices. For this purpose UNICEF carried out a study to map out the African Hand Pump market and to investigate different procurement options for increased supply chain sustainability (African Hand pump Market Mapping Study, 2009). Based on this study UNICEF is exploring opportunities for developing in-country inspection and testing capacity, a country-based quality assurance strategy and the conduction of an economic study to determine cost components and cost structure. UNICEF therefore seeks assistance to design a concept note or roadmap that will address Quality Assurance, Pre-qualification, Local Procurement, Capacity Building and Communication.