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Small Business Initiative – Financial Intermediaries Framework



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Business sector:

Financial institutions

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Approval date:

08 Apr 2015



PSD disclosed:

13 Mar 2015

Sub-projects signed under this framework

Project Description

The EBRD is considering consolidating a number of operational facilities related to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) into one common platform for supporting MSMEs through the EBRD’s Partner Financial Institutions (PFIs) in all EBRD countries of operations or potential recipient countries.

Transition Impact

The project’s transition impact will stem from market expansion, greater competition, capacity building by PFIs and improved standards of corporate governance and business conduct.

The Client

PFIs in EBRD countries of operations or potential recipient countries.

EBRD Finance

Up to EUR 1.2 billion

Project Cost

Up to EUR 1.2 billion

Environmental and social categorisation, impact, and mitigation

Categorised FI. The project is not associated with significant environmental and social issues. Each PFI will be required to comply with EBRD's PRs 2 and 9, adopt the EBRD's E&S Procedures for Corporate, Small and Micro Loans and submit Annual Environmental and Social reports to the EBRD.

Technical Cooperation

Some of the projects may be supported by TC programmes to assist PFIs with institution building and strengthening their internal capacities to launch or to expand their MSME financing operations.

Company Contact

Alfonso Vega Acosta
Senior Banker, Financial Institutions Department, EBRD
Tel: +44 20 7338 6000
Fax: +44 20 7338 7380

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

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