FMO will provide capacity development funding to enable CASEIF III to set up an accompanying technical assistance fund (TAF) to support investee SMEs. SMEs in this region lack both access to appropriate finance and access to skills and knowledge, and the fund and its TAF will address both aspects. The focus is upon development of necessary monitoring and reporting tools, the improving of accountancy, the entering into export markets and the enhancing of environmental and social standards.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/