Egypt STCR (IFC-601560)

  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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
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Voting Date
Jun 1, 2016
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Arab Republic of Egypt
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)
$ 0.75 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 23, 2017

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Project Description
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role for job creation, and economic growth around the world. Considering this important role, and based on the increased awareness on the part of the Egyptian government to ensure that viable SMEs in the country have access to the credit in order to expand and achieve aforementioned goals, a full-fledged secured transactions reform is under implementation. The reform focuses on the creation of an appropriate legal framework for secured transactions and the development of an electronic centralized collateral registry for security interests in movable property which will greatly increase private sector access to credit, particularly SMEs, and enhance the financial sustainability of the financial sector in Egypt. A capacity building and training plan on the reforms undertaken directed to the main group of public and private stakeholders is also envisaged. Significant milestone to the reform by enacted the Secured Transactions Law in November 2015 has been achieved. The law is the first Secured Transactions Law to be enacted in the region in conformity to key best practice principles.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information
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