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This report assesses the program’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency in achieving its objectives and outputs, sustainability of outcomes, and impact; the performance of the ADB, the executing agency, and the implementing agencies; and draw out key lessons for ADB operations in the microfinance sector.
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the program which aims to develop an effective legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks for savings and credit unions, establish a financially sustainable networks of unions, and improve financial intermediation of commercial banks and provision of credit access in Uzbekistan. IED overall assessment: Less than successful
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the project which aims to provide sustainable microfinance services to viable formal and informal enterprises of all sectors and savings services to the population of Papua New Guinea. IED overall assessment: Successful
This Learning Curves provides an overview of the evaluation on ADB’s microfinance development strategy. The study had two objectives: assess the performance of the ADB’s microfinance assistance, and build knowledge on the effectiveness of microfinance in reducing poverty based on ADB’s experiences.
This study shows that ADB’s support has been relevant and responsive to the sector development needs of developing member countries. ADB support performed reasonably well at the macro level in easing regulatory and policy constraints. However, it was less than effective in market and institutional development, sustainability of microfinance operations, and outreach to the poor.
This report assesses loans and equity investments to private banks and leasing companies in Azerbaijan as well as a term loan facility agreement with AGBank entered into by ADB in 1996. The main objective of the project was to strengthen the emerging private bank sector in a transition economy in which banking is still dominated by state-owned banks and to help expand the non-oil economy by financing micro and small and medium-sized enterprises.
This report assesses loans and equity investments to private banks and leasing companies in Azerbaijan as well as a senior secured 5-year loan of $4 million to Bank Respublika entered into by ADB in 1996, followed in 2007 by an 8-year subordinated loan of $10 million. The main objective of the project was to strengthen the emerging private bank sector in a transition economy in which banking is still dominated by state-owned banks and to help expand the non-oil economy by financing micro and small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
Validates the completion report's assessment of the Project which aims to support the government in addressing systemic weaknesses in the microfinance sector. IED overall assessment: Successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the Program aimed at establishing a regulated microfinance market in Tajikistan where micro and small enterprises and poor households have access to financial products through microfinance institutions. IED overall assessment: Highly Successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the program designed to reduce poverty in Pakistan by developing the microfinance sector to provide financial and social services to the poor. The program initiated an integrated package of policy reforms, institutional development and outreach expansion for the microfinance sector to grow.