Project Name Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development
Project Number 49076-004
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8918-KAZ: Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to carry out the economic, financial, poverty, gender, safeguards and procurement due diligence of the Micro, Small and Medium Sized entreprise development project, to be approved in 2016. The TA will assist in ensuring that the project provides types and levels of assistance that are suitable to the development needs of this market. The TA will also support the start of implementation of the project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The technical assistance will support the analytical work required to carry out the economic, financial, poverty, gender, safeguards and procurement due diligence of the project.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Main stakeholders include the business community and they will be consulted, through focus groups and through the representative business associations, through project design.
During Project Implementation The team has consulted with private sector representatives, associations and has conducted a survey to inform project design.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 11 consultants will be required, 7 international and 4 national. Eight individual consultants (5 international: Micro and SME finance Specialist, Private Sector Development Specialist, Business Incubator Specialist, Procurement Specialist and Social Impact Specialist; and 3 national: Environment Specialist and Micro and SME Finance Specialist) and one firm (to recruit the 3 financial management specialists) will be recruited in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Minor changes have been approved with respect to the recruitment of a National Financial Sector Specialist as initiated by KARM to be based in Almaty. Likewise, a new contract was finalized for the rehiring of the same National SME Development Specialist to continue the MSME pilot database project in Kostanay region.
Procurement No procurement of goods.
Responsible ADB Officer Song, Dai Chang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of National Economy
Orynbor str., 8, House of Ministries, entr.7,010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 01 Jul 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2020

TA 8918-KAZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Jul 2015 27 Jul 2015 27 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 01 Jul 2015 957,898.80

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