OECS MSME Guarantee Facility Project (WB-P157715)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Eastern Caribbean Countries
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 5, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 12.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 17, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jul 19, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) Guarantee Facility Project for OECS Countries is to facilitate additional financial intermediation for MSMEs by supporting the establishment of a regional partial guarantee corporation. It has two project components. First component, Capitalize the Partial Credit Guarantee Fund will support the capitalization of the Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) for the provision of Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGs) to participating lenders (PLs). Second component, Project Management, Operating Costs, and Lender Training will support the Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECPCGC), which is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and supervision of the project. The project will finance, among others: (a) the recruitment and training of the ECPCGC team members; (b) training of loan officers at the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) supervised lenders; (c) the acquisition of goods such as equipment, software, and furniture for the ECPCGC; (d) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities; (e) the financing of operating costs; and (f) the carrying out of minor works for the installation of any necessary computer hardware and minor refurbishing works of office facilities. The funds under this component will also be used to cover the annual audits of the firm’s activities, which are required by the ECPCGC Agreement. It will be important to review the contractual arrangements for the audit, including the terms of reference.

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