29229-023: Microfinance Sector Development Project (formerly Rural Microfinance)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project's objective is to leverage policy actions implemented under the policy loan part of the MSDP to improve the socioeconomic status of the poor, especially women. This is to be accomplished by increasing investment, incomes, and employment through supports provided to expand outreach, enhance social capital, and strengthen institutions. The Project scope includes (i) a credit line of $68 million equivalent to support investments in farm and nonfarm income generating activities; (ii) ... Read More

Country Pakistan
Project Number 29229-023
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 1806
Approval Date 13 Dec 2000
Closing Date 22 Apr 2008
Geographical Location Nationwide
Sector Finance
Subsector Microfinance
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 283,965

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Ashok Sharma
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Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD

Executing Agencies
State Bank of Pakistan
Zulfikar A. Khokhar

PDS Creation Date
13 Dec 2006

Last PDS Update
14 Feb 2008