SME Development and Financing Potential in the Eastern European Partnership Countries

A research assessment and gap analysis study to assist the European Investment Bank (EIB) in understanding the financing needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the five project countries and identify market failures. The project will involve onsite visits to each of the target countries to conduct research into the relative importance of factors affecting SME development within each country. It will then develop cross-country comparisons that will illuminate potential avenues for future EIB operations in the region.
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Strengthening SME Services at Kyrgyzstan Bank

Following the institution’s successful transformation from an MFI into a regulated banking institution in 2011, BFC was selected to perform strengthening of SME banking services as a new direction of the Bank’s business strategy. As part of the assignment BFC develops and defines necessary policies, procedures, manuals and processes that will match the SME lending expansion plans of the bank.

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