Bangladesh: SME Development and Export Expansion

Sovereign Project | 35225-012

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Project Name SME Development and Export Expansion
Project Number 35225-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3879-BAN: SME Development and Export Expansion
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will help prepare a sector development program for the Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Export Expansion Project (SME-DEEP) to foster the growth and competitiveness of SMEs through support for an enabling environment conducive to the development of a sustainable SME sector, provision of business development and support services, and access to credit and financial services. The TA will assist in formulating a program, with focus on SMEs, for export promotion, diversification and expansion including trade finance and export credit insurance schemes. The TA will assist in identifying an agenda of reforms for promoting and developing a dynamic SME sector.

The major components of the PPTA are (a) review of policies, legislation and governance structure and identification of a policy agenda to remove market distortions and improve efficiency in the finance, industry and trade sectors, with particular attention to SMEs, and building capacity in business associations for analytical work needed to effectively dialogue with policy makers on improving the enabling environment for SMEs; (b) institutional review and strategic analysis of selected institutions providing support services to private business, particularly SMEs, including registration and licensing, vocational training and skills development, investment promotion, industrial technological support, testing and standards certification, export promotion, and trade intelligence services; (c) support for SME business development and support services by the private sector in coordination with other multilateral and bilateral donors; and (d) study of alternative sources of finance for SME development and formulation of funding structures for long-term finance, working capital, trade finance and export credit guarantee.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy tbd
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over an 8 month period. The TA is scheduled to commence in August 2002. A team of consultants will provide a total of 32 person-months of consulting services (16 person-months of international and 16 person-months of domestic consultants). Consultants will be recruited on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The TA team will prepare an inception report 3 weeks after commencement of the TA, a midterm report at the end of the third month, a draft final report 3 weeks before TA completion, and a final report on TA completion. The TA team will hold consultative talks with the Government and discussions on the focus and program elements of SMEDEEP. The TA findings and recommendations will be presented in a high-level workshop.
Responsible ADB Officer Vivek Rao
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of CommerceMr. Suhel Ahmed Chowdhury*Rm 135, Bldg 3 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2002 to 15 Mar 2002
MRM -
Approval 11 Jun 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 07 Feb 2007

TA 3879-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2002 04 Dec 2002 04 Dec 2002 30 Apr 2003 15 Dec 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 11 Jun 2002 598,954.65

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