A2F for BD Women (IFC-600234)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 30, 2017
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Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.81 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 14, 2018

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Project Description

The stated objective of the project is to "support the creation of an enabling environment for World Startup Market Exchange entrepreneurs to gain access to finance and growth of World Startup Market Exchange entrepreneurs lending portfolio."

The project will address market constraints that prevent World Startup Market Exchange entrepreneurs from getting access to finance. To create an enabling environment, it will undertake the following interventions:

1. Develop capacity of Bangladesh Bank to design and manage Credit Guarantee Schemes.
2. Provide advisory support for reviewing and updating women Small and Medium-Enterprises policies of Bangladesh Bank.
3. Build the capacity of "Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and special programs" department of Bangladesh bank to help improve women Small and Medium-sized Enterprises financing in Bangladesh.
4. Awareness raising and capacity building for stakeholders in the World Startup Market Exchange financing ecosystem.

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