Small Business Finance Project (ADB-42007-017)

  • Uzbekistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 5, 2015
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Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Finance
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.23 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, A small-scale project preparatory technical assistance (S-PPTA) will help develop project design for the ensuing financial intermediary loan to the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Small Business Finance Project. The project will:
1. Provide participating financial institutions (PFIs), i.e., commercial banks and leasing companies, with longer term funds for onlending to rural and women's small businesses
2. Provide capacity building technical assistance to PFIs to improve their risk management and increase the number of loan products they offer
3. Provide training to small businesses to improve their capacity to borrow. In addition, the project will provide assistance to the government to improve the enabling environment for small business development and access to finance.

Investment Description

Contact Information

Project Officer: Mukhamedyarova, Aliya
Central and West Asia Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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