Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 23 Sep 2013
PDS Updated as of 15 Sep 2014

Project Name PAK: RURAL FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND DAIRY GROWTH FACILITY
Borrower/Equity Investment Name RFI & DAIRY GROWTH FACILITY
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 46923-014
Status Proposed
Geographical Location
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 Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural Production and Markets
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsor

HABIB BANK LIMITED

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7393Local Currency Loan
(Documents under Negotiations)
3,699,500
TOTAL USD 3,699,500

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

none so far

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Will be carried out by the client.

Description

A partial credit guarantee (PCG) facility of up to $35,000,000 (or PKR equivalent) in support of investment loans made to small dairy farmers. PCGs may be issued by ADB within four years after the Board approval. PCGs may cover loans with a tenor of up to 5 years. The first PCG for up to $3 million (or PKR equivalent) will partially guarantee a portfolio of loans to be made by a local bank to dairy farmers.1

Objectives and Scope

The proposed facility will contribute to (i) improving small dairy farmers supply of high value added dairy products, (ii) scaling up viable banking services for small dairy farmers, and (iii) improving dairy farmers access to investment capital.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Facility supports the development objectives of the government, which include finance for development. The country partnership strategy (CPS) for Pakistan (2009-2013) emphasizes the need for reforms, including measures to improve productivity in agriculture and promoting the private sector. CPS consultations with stakeholders highlight the importance of the private and financial sector, and the need for improving financial inclusion, especially in rural areas. More commercial financial services will capture essential qualitative growth opportunities in neglected regions, and encourage sound risk management. Recent IMF and World Bank reports highlight the farmers inadequate access to finance. Capital support via the partnership of banks and agribusiness present a good opportunity for ADB s private sector operations. The Facility would be the first private sector transaction in Pakistan s agriculture sector. The Facility is consistent with ADB s financial sector operational plan and the 2007 report of the Working Group on Rural Poverty, which underscores the importance of rural finance and promotes financial inclusion of underserved poor households, and farmers.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
N/A
Material Changes
none

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/46923-014/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Aug 2012
Due Diligence Mission
Investment Committee Meeting 02 Sep 2013
Approval

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Not Assigned ()
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Private Sector Financial Institutions Division

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/46923-014/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/46923-014/documents