44485-012: Market Study for a Non-Sovereign Microfinance Funding Initiative

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


PSCM will utilize the services of one or more consultants that can assist with a market study of microfinance and MFIs in the Asia region. This TA will provide funding to engage the consultant(s). The purposes of the market study include (but will not be limited to) (i) researching the level of microfinance activity and unmet demant in target DMCs, (ii) assessing microfinance funders currently operating in these markets and their level of operations; (iii) helping PSCM to prioritieze target countries for ADB assistance and determine how ADB funding in the microfinance sector can have the greatest development impact; and (iv) developing institutional parameters and other criteria that PSCM can apply to determine whether individual MFIs are appropriate for ADB financing. Read More

Country Regional
Borrower/Equity Investment Name
Project Number 44485-012
Project Type or Modality of Assistance TA
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7685
Approval Date 29 Nov 2010
Geographical Location Regional
Sector / Subsector Classification Not yet classified
/ For Classification
Thematic Classification Not yet classified



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Hasib Ahmed
Email contact

Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Capital Markets and Financial Sectors Division

Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

PDS Creation Date
13 Dec 2010

Last PDS Update
13 Dec 2010