Uzbekistan: Small Business Finance Project

Sovereign Project | 42007-018 Status: Approved


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Project Name Small Business Finance Project
Project Number 42007-018
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3405-UZB: Small Business Finance Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA 9128-UZB: Strengthening Participating Financial Institutions
Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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

Safeguard Categories

Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement FI-C
Indigenous Peoples FI-C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Safeguards due diligence for environment, indigenous people, and involuntary settlement will be carried out during fact-finding. PFIs' environmental and social management systems (ESMS) will be reviewed and any needed capacity building in this area will be structured. Recommendations will be identified to ensure that ADB safeguards requirements are met.
Involuntary Resettlement No impact is expected
Indigenous Peoples No impact is expected
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will include the engagement of the secured transactions/legal expert, MSE finance experts, and Gender expert.
Procurement A capacity building technical assistance, estimated to cost $1,000,000 aims to (i) improve policy and regulatory framework for MSE access to finance; (ii) strengthen capacity of PCBs in lending to rural and women's MSEs; and (iii) enhance entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy of rural and women's MSMEs.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Aliya Mukhamedyarova
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
5 Mustaqiliik Square
Tashkent 100008
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 03 Mar 2016
Fact Finding 22 Feb 2016 to 04 Mar 2016
MRM 09 May 2016
Approval 30 Jun 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 3405-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jun 2016 - - 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 133.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 30 Jun 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 33.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Jun 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9128-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jun 2016 - - 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 30 Jun 2016 0.00

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