According to the Bank’s website, the Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) is composed of the Trade Finance Program (TFP) and the Supply Chain Finance Program (SCFP) which were operationally merged in 2020 to achieve efficiencies and deliver better client service. Whereas the TFP assumes bank risk to support cross-border trade, the SCFP assumes corporate risk to support both domestic and cross-border supply. Both businesses share TSCFP middle and back office operations, and front office team-members represent all TSCFP products. This proposed technical assistance (TA) will fund the engagement of consultants for business operations and for capacity building activities related to gender, sustainability, and anti-money laundering.
Subproject 3 activities will include the following:
(i) work with companies (i.e., corporate and SME obligors) and PFIs to acquire financial data;
(ii) conduct in-depth due diligence and risk analysis that will focus on credit and performance risk and established relationships specific to a supply chain of companies in which ADB would assume risk under the SCFP, and ensure that business activities of such companies and their DMC suppliers and/or obligors are not on ADB’s prohibited investment activities list;
(iii) assess the supply chain finance operations capacity of selected banks and make recommendations for improvement;
(iv) draft credit applications, risk ratings, and financial due diligence reports;
(v) conduct integrity due diligence and reputational risk reviews, including monitoring and following up on recommendations for improvement;
(vi) conduct signing ceremonies with new PFIs;
(vii) conduct knowledge-building, knowledge-sharing, and partnership-development activities on supply chain finance and gender, sustainability and anti-money laundering-related initiatives (including training seminars for DMC banks, SMEs and regional training and/or networking events);
(viii) administer transactions and perform annual monitoring assessments on companies and PFIs; and
(ix) engage consultants or possibly collaborate with established financial technology or supply chain finance platforms to facilitate operations.
The TA cluster subproject financing amount is $1,500,000, of which (i) $1,000,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF 7), and (ii) $500,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources). The key expenditure items are listed in Annex 1 Cluster Subproject Cost Estimates Financing Plan.
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