Asia (excl. CIS)

Climate Friendly Agribusiness value chains sector project : Financial Management Entity (FME)

The Laotian agribusiness sector is dominated by family-owned SMEs, which are severely constrained in their growth by a lack of access to affordable credit. The financial sector in turn is reluctant to lend to agribusiness perceiving this sector as highly risky. Through the interventions of the Project as described below, the risk averseness of the financial sector will progressively lower and the access to credit in the target provinces of Laos will gradually improve.

Lebanon_Technical Assistance and Provision of Business Advisory Services to SMEs

The scope of this contract includes the provision of technical assistance to the contracting authority in order to assist enterprises along the Litani River Basin to meet the national environmental standards in a cost effective manner. It also includes the provision of business advisory services to the targeted enterprises in need for a loan to execute the recommended environmental actions. Clients who have no previous experience of the formal banking sector will need help to prepare cash flow projections, and loan applications to ESFD partner banks with the necessary follow up.

Regional_Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) requires the services of a consulting firm with specific expertise in health security and One Health approaches to provide capacity development and advisory support in the implementation of the regional technical assistance (TA) on Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

Vietnam_Component 1: Strengthen Capacity of Institutions to Serve WSMEs (

The consultants will work with 6 institutions: State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), 4 financial institutions, and 1 non-financial institution to strengthen their operations to better serve WSMEs. ADB will select the participating institutions.

For SBV, the objective is to establish a system for capturing and reporting data on WSMEs. The work will be divided into 3 phases:

Vietnam_Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative Vietnam Access to Finance and Environment (Promoting Transformative Gender Equality Agenda in Asia and the Pacific)

The consultants will work with 6 institutions: State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), 4 financial institutions, and 1 non-financial institution to strengthen their operations to better serve WSMEs. ADB will select the participating institutions.

Sri Lanka_Enhancing Rural Micro and Small-Sized Enterprises Finance

MSME finance policy experts (one international, 2 person-months, intermittent; one national, 6 person-months, intermittent).

The main role of the MSME finance policy experts is to draft a white paper evaluating the effectiveness of government MSME support program, including interest subsidies, credit guarantees, and refinancing facilities with an emphasis on those programs’ impact on women borrowers. The MSME finance policy experts will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks to ensure comprehensiveness of the evaluation within limited resources:

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