Uzbekistan: UZB: EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN IPAK YULI BANK

Nonsovereign Project | 41953-014

Summary

The transaction is an equity investment in JSC Bank Ipak Yuli. To strengthen the effectiveness of the intervention, ADB will also be providing the Bank with technical assistance in such areas as corporate governance and internal controls, risk management, credit risk management, micro-credit and SME financing, and environmental and social safeguards (including tracking of gender benefits and the implementation of a gender action plan).

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Project Name UZB: EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN IPAK YULI BANK
Project Number 41953-014
Borrower/Company JSC BANK IPAK YULI
Country Uzbekistan
Location Uzbekistan
Approval Number 7372
Type or Modality of Assistance
7372 Equity US$ 11,478.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Inclusive finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Private Sector Financial Institutions Division
Responsible ADB Officer Pamela Bracey
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The transaction is an equity investment in JSC Bank Ipak Yuli. To strengthen the effectiveness of the intervention, ADB will also be providing the Bank with technical assistance in such areas as corporate governance and internal controls, risk management, credit risk management, micro-credit and SME financing, and environmental and social safeguards (including tracking of gender benefits and the implementation of a gender action plan).
Objectives and Scope Through its equity investment, ADB will provide systemic support to the banking sector in Uzbekistan at a critical point in its development, strengthening financial intermediation and helping to promote confidence in the banking system. The proposed equity investment in Ipak Yuli will also lend key support to the sector by promoting the adoption of strengthened operational policies and procedures based on international best practice standards, particularly in the areas corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, credit risk management, environmental and social safeguards, and anti-money laundering/and anti-corruption. The equity investment will also contribute to private sector development by helping to mobilize liquidity and channel it toward the most productive investments through the extension of credit.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The 2006-2010 ADB Country Strategy and Partnership (CSP) for Uzbekistan identifies among its strategic priorities catalyzing private domestic and foreign investment through ADB's private sector operations. The CSP mentions that there are a number of potential transactions from the private sector operations side in the financial and infrastructure sectors. The proposed equity investment is well within the range of transactions envisioned by the CSP and the Country Operations Business Plan 2011-2013, which has again highlighted private sector development and financial sector development as key objectives.
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement FI
Indigenous Peoples FI
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 25 Oct 2007
Due Diligence 19 Jun 2009
Credit Committee Meeting 07 Aug 2012
Approval 19 Oct 2012
PDS Creation Date 26 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Proposed Equity Investment Joint-Stock Commercial Bank Ipak Yuli Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2012

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