44457-012: Rural Finance Expansion

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The proposed initiative will assist Afghan commercial banks and microfinance institutions to expand their physical presence and increase access to finance in rural areas. It will build financial institutions' capacity to undertake rural credit assessments and manage rural risks, and assist their concrete expansion plans into the rural areas with custom-designed training packages. In addition to addressing more immediate capacity constraints of participating banks and microfinance ... Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 44457-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number TA No. 7983
Approval Date 14 Dec 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 1,500
Geographical Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Sector Finance
Subsector Banking Systems
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Gender equity as a theme



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Matthew Hodge-Kopa
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Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD

Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Bank
Mohammad Taib Siddiqi, Head of Islamic Banking, FSD

PDS Creation Date
15 Dec 2010

Last PDS Update
20 Jul 2014