Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 12 Nov 2010

Project Name Facilitating Branchless Banking in the Pacific
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 44459-012
Status Proposed
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu
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 Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
US$ 0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation



Objectives and Scope

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Provide operational and technical support to MFIs in the Selected Pacific DMCs to roll out new technology to increase outreach beyond branch networks 2. Provide operational and technical support to MNOs in the Selected Pacific DMCs to roll out mobile phone banking operations 3. Form regional linkages among FIs, MNOs, policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure coherence in branchless banking product development and application of international best practices
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2010 Nov 15
Consulting Services
Consultants will be recruited, either individually or through firms. The implementation of TA activities will require the services of international consultants (up to 30 person-months) and domestic consultants (up to 40 person-months).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 15 Oct 2010
Due Diligence Mission
Investment Committee Meeting

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Robert W. van Zwieten (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Capital Markets and Financial Sectors Division


Project Website
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