SQW was contracted by the IFC to undertake a review of the SME Linkages Program. As part of the review, SQW produced a summary paper on Linkages best practice and reviewed four IFC Linkage programmes in depth (involving fieldwork in Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Zambia and Peru) and five others through desk research. The aim was to compare and contrast the various programmes, identify lessons learned, draw conclusions on effectiveness and provide recommendations on how to incorporate best practice into future Linkage programmes.
SEED is a multi donor, multi country programme operating in the Balkans to support SME development. SQW worked with Nexus to undertake the review and recommend how SEED should develop in future. SQW’s role was to undertake all fieldwork and analysis for, and to contribute to the final report.
SQW was commissioned to work with Scott Wilson Hong Kong to make inputs to a detailed submission of proposals for development of land related to a new port at Nansha in the Pearl River Delta, China. The land area concerned is around 26 sq km, to include port related activities and more general urbanisation. Our role was to advise on the nature and scale of provision for industry and service activities, both port related and others suited to this location.