34327-013: SME Sector Development (Program Loan)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

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.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: C
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:



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Timetable

Fact-finding
19 May 2003 to 03 Jun 2003

Management Review Meeting
29 Aug 2003

Approval
19 Dec 2003

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