Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 16 Oct 2007

Project Name SME Sector Development (Program Loan)
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 34327-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location tbd
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Sector Industry and trade
Subsector Small and Medium Enterprise Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The goal of the SME Sector Development is that SMEs improve their contribution to economic growth, employment, and povery reduction. The objective is to improve SME's (i) competitiveness and facilitate their participation in the formal economy, (ii) access to business support services, and (iv) access to improved public and private sector support institutions through capacity building. This will be achieved through a mix of policy reforms, institutional development measures, and knowledge services, partial credit guarantee, and non-lending services to SMEs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 11
Consulting Services
Not required.
The program loan will follow ADB standard procedures for procurement and disbursement. Proceeds of the loan will be utilized to finance the full foreign exchange costs, excluding local duties and taxes, of eligible imports produced in and procured from ADB's member countries. All procurement under the program loan will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and undertaken through normal commercial practices for the private sector or the Government's prescribed procurement procedures acceptable to ADB, with due consideration to economy and efficiency.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 19 May 2003 to 03 Jun 2003
Management Review Meeting 29 Aug 2003
Approval 19 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2066 19 Dec 2003 10 Feb 2004 05 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2007 30 Jun 2008 27 Jun 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
23 Oct 2014 Loan 2066 148,348 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
23 Oct 2014 Loan 2066 149,107 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2066

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Rainer Hartel (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance


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