Zambia STR Ph 2 (IFC-602541)

  • Zambia
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jul 28, 2018
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Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 2, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, this project is a continuation of WBG Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation's (FCI) Zambia Secured Transactions Phase 1 project, which led to the establishment of the best practice legal and institutional framework for movable asset-based lending. The Phase 2 of this project will address all the main obstacles and non-leveraged opportunities for the development of a robust movable asset based lending market. The project will have six components:

  1. Increase the lenders' and key stakeholders’ understanding and knowledge of the movable asset based financing;
  2. Assess and adjust prudential regulation guidelines and oversight procedures on movables based collateral lending to further facilitate movable asset based lending;
  3. Amend the Small Claims Court Act and continue to strengthen the capacity of the Zambia Judiciary on the MPSI & Insolvency Acts, including the new changes to the Small Claims Court Act;
  4. Develop and implement the leasing regulation in collaboration with Bank of Zambia;
  5. Build capacity of the insolvency regulator/administrator (PACRA) on bankruptcy and insolvency practices and support the development of the insolvency practitioners' industry; and
  6. Strengthen the statistical analysis and reporting capability based on data from the Collateral Registry database to guide policy directives aimed at reporting on the development of a movables based finance industry in Zambia.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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