Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 19 Mar 2007

Country Maldives
Project/Program Number 40935-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location Republic of Maldives
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Finance
Subsector Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7250/2322Private Sector LoanUS$ 4,500

Safeguard Categories

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Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation


The proposed ADB assistance is expected to strengthen the leasing industry and expand the funding resources and financial services available to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector in Maldives. The proposed loan to Maldives Finance Leasing Company Pvt. Limited (MFLC) will provide them long-term funds and thereby enable them to promote alternative financing instruments to SME entrepreneurs, promote their operations and profitability, and enhance their competitiveness. Leasing companies can also boost capital markets development.

Objectives and Scope

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2007
Due Diligence Mission
Investment Committee Meeting
Approval 27 Mar 2007

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer William Willms (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Capital Markets and Financial Sectors Division


Project Website
List of Project Documents