Vanuatu: Expanding Access to Financial Services

Sovereign Project | 40148-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Expanding Access to Financial Services
Project Number 40148-012
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7023-VAN: Expanding Access to Financial Services
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Various locations in rural Vanuatu

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 Consulting services of a total 10 person-months (international) comprised of a microfinance development expert (4 person-months), a microfinance technology expert (4 person-months) and a microfinance development and training expert (2 person-months) will be required for implementation of the TA. The consultant team will be drawn from a firm with expertise in the development and application of technology in microfinance enterprises. In view of the high level of NBV staff involvement in project management and implementation, there is no requirement for local consulting input under the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Elvira Rustamova
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Mr. George Maniuri
PMB 9058 Port Vila, Vanuatu


Concept Clearance 16 Jul 2007
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2007 to 24 Jul 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 13 Jan 2011

TA 7023-VAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2007 29 Jan 2008 29 Jan 2008 30 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 12 Dec 2007 540,301.36
Title Document Type Document Date
Expanding Access to Financial Services TA Completion Reports Apr 2012
Expanding Access to Financial Services (Financed by the Japan Special Fund) Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2007

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