According to ADB website, the Government of Solomon Islands requested ADB for technical assistance to improve access to and suitability of financial services to promote economic opportunities in rural areas. The TA will (i) increase the availability of suitable financial services and lessen financing constraints for selected smallholder farmers and small rural businesses, (ii) promote financial literacy and capacity, and (iii) safeguard consumer interests in branchless banking. ADB approved a technical assistance in the amount of $660,000 with a $400,000 contribution from the Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund in September 2014.
According to ADB documents, the safeguard categorization for this project is not applicable.
Project Officer: Warid, Liliana Sera
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