Regional Small Business Programme for Central Asia, Mongolia and Tunisia - Technical Cooperation Programme (EBRD-7579)

Countries
  • Tunisia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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.
Borrower
*Borrower information not provided at the time of disclosure*
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 4, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank provided information, regional Small Business Programme ("RSBP") aims to support the skills transfer to banks, non-bank microfinance institutions and other facilitators of MSME finance.

The purpose of the Technical Cooperation Programme is to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the PIs' level of knowledge, primarily with regard to:

  1. sound credit analysis supported by modern MSME lending technology;
  2. b) non-credit banking services for MSMEs; and
  3. c) other relevant financing topics such as environmental and social aspects.

The Project will comprise the following activities/ outputs:

  1. Development of a blended learning concept, innovatively combining in-person seminars and eLearning in one course, and training events using this concept;
  2. Creation of an electronic knowledge sharing and exchange platform, accessible by PIs, comprising electronic textbooks, a test module and an Electronic Library;
  3. Electronic testing of PI staff (typically loan officers) after they will have worked through the electronic textbooks;
  4. Preparation and delivery of seminars on specialised, cutting-edge subjects where interaction with trainers and other trainees is particularly beneficial;
  5. Substantial population of the Electronic Library in the form of original articles and/ or reports on MSME lending and related topics;
  6. At the request of EBRD, undertaking of on-site diagnostic checks of PIs, which shall include discussion with management and staff.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Contact Information

*Contact information not provided at the time of disclosure*

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