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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Department of SME Promotion (DoSMEP), in its on-going efforts to promote SME Development in Lao PDR and address SMEs’ challenges in access to finance, organized a workshop held on 13 February 2020 in Vientiane. 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Although women account for half the population, they generally do not have the same opportunities as the male population which is reflected in employment opportunities, difference in pay, as well as access to financial services.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Financial Inclusion is one of the corner stones of economic development. Without access to finance for inputs and equipment (assets), small business often fall short of their growth potential, and create lesser jobs.

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Agriculture & Finance Consultants GmbH (AFC) is a private German consulting firm focusing on agricultural, agribusiness and financial development projects in developing and transition countries. AFC was established in 1973. In 2007, AFC Consultants International GmbH became a member of GOPA Consulting Group, Germany's largest group of consulting firms in development cooperation.

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Our work in the field of agriculture, agribusiness and food industry development encompasses every aspect of agriculture as well as private sector support focusing on improving the capabilities of local agribusinesses and SME to enable them to create income and employment opportunities for the local population.

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The Financial Sector Development department within AFC has been established over the past 15 years, building on our wide experience in business and regional economic development. Our in-depth knowledge in SME promotion adds to our capacity in improving MSME access to financial services and advising financial institutions on MSME lending.