Market Study and Preliminary Institutional Design for an Asian Fund for the Promotion of Social Entrepreneurship

KfW aims to set up a regional Fund providing equity finance and technical assistance to social entrepreneurs in Asia. To this end KfW has contracted BFC to provide it with country specific market studies, mapping the existing market conditions, potential options for a regional fund, as well as a feasibility study. (more…)

Access to Financial Services in Pakistan

Under the World Bank Study “Access to Financial Services in Pakistan” BFC undertook the project “How commercial banks could better serve small businesses in Pakistan” in November 2006—January 2007. The aim of the study was to better understand the financial needs of small businesses and the financial products currently available from commercial banks. (more…)