Expansion of Financial Services (ADB-47002-001)

  • Timor-Leste
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 20, 2014
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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.04 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 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2017

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the CDTA will support the commercial transformation of Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste (BNCTL) through:
1. Support to the implementation of BNCTL's strategic and business plan
2. Design and delivery of products (credit, savings, payments, trade finance) that are suited to the Timorese context and that are currently not available for a large part of the population
3. The introduction of technologies that improve efficiency
4. Building staff capacity and support for the commercial transformation of the institution to underpin commercial objectives and attract strategic investors.

The TA is aligned with the country partnership strategy (2011 2015) in that it helps to achieve economic growth and sharing of economic opportunities across the population. According to ADB documents, the safeguard categorization is not applicable.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Warid, Liliana Sera
Pacific Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure


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