Viet Nam: Strengthening Microfinance Sector Operations and Supervision

Sovereign Project | 46482-001


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Project Name Strengthening Microfinance Sector Operations and Supervision
Project Number 46482-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8391-VIE: Strengthening Microfinance Sector Operations and Supervision
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Inclusive finance

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Deepened financial inclusion through enhanced MFI operations
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced operational and supervisory capacity in microfinance
Progress Toward Outcome In progress
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Provided training to MFIs, CCF/PCFs, and VBSP

Provided training to SBV, MOF and MPI supervisors

Established a network of formal microfinance training

Conducted knowledge sharing opportunities overseas

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA is ongoing since February 2014. The TA's major activities include the formulation and provision of trainings/workshops to microfinance operators at microfinance instituions, people's credit funds and the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies, and microfinance supervisors/regulators at the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Annual workplan of activities is approved by the governmnet and endorsed by ADB.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultative meetings were conducted with the Executing Agency and other stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The TA inception mission was conducted in March 2014. The kick-off workshop was organized in May 2014 for stakeholders, and the feedback has been incorporated into a draft training plan. Subsequently, the training plan has been finalized for implementation. The first training for supervisors over the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies was conducted in June 2014. Three more training sessions were organized in 2014, on microinsurance in November, on-site supervision in December and off-site supervision in December.
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Consulting Services The TA will provide 18 person-months of international consulting services and 27 person-months of national consulting services. The consultants will work on an intermittent basis and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
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Responsible ADB Officer Eiichi Sasaki
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
State Bank of Vietnam
47-49 Ly Thai To Street
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Concept Clearance 19 Nov 2012
Fact Finding -
Approval 21 Jun 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

TA 8391-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2013 13 Feb 2014 13 Feb 2014 30 Sep 2017 31 Mar 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 21 Jun 2013 239,814.35
Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Microfinance Sector Operations and Supervision Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2013

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