Chemonics International is soliciting proposals for work under FCDO’s flagship Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures (MOBILIST) programme, a 5-year £3m programme managed by Chemonics in collaboration with Lion’s Head Global Partners, and funded by the UK FCDO. The MOBILIST Platform seeks to create the evidence base to help guide the growth of sustainable finance and direct finance towards where it is needed most: developing countries.

The selected provider will conduct rigorous analysis of the range of allocation strategies that attract UK/Canadian/EU or US institutional investors to emerging and frontier market listed assets, and in particular, the role of information asymmetries in determining asset allocation strategy. The Intended Audience for this research is asset managers and asset consultants with a mandate to invest in/advise on emerging and frontier markets, and additional asset managers and consultants interested in developing such a mandate. The anticipated start date for this assignment is o/a January 1, 2022.

Written questions should be submitted to no later than 5.00pm on 9 December 2021. A proposal conference will be held virtually at 3.00pm UK time on 8 December 2021. Please email your registration request and any advance questions by 5.00pm UK time on 6 December 2021 to Olu Omoyele at

Please submit proposals to and reference the above-identified RFP number (MOBILIST-RFP-001). The deadline for offers in response to this RFP is 5.00pm UK time on 16 December 2021.

Attachment 1: RFP-MOBILIST Policy-Investor Research on Capital Allocation Strategies