REG: MICROFINANCE RISK PARTICIPATION PROGRAM
|Project Name||REG: MICROFINANCE RISK PARTICIPATION PROGRAM|
|Borrower/Company||MFI RISK PARTICIPATION PROGRAM
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Inclusive finance
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Private Sector Financial Institutions Division|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Spohn, Sabine T.E.|
|Description||REG: MICROFINANCE RISK PARTICIPATION PROGRAM|
|Objectives and Scope||The program supports the expansion of local currency lending to MFIs in ADB's DMCs, in turn providing an increase in the provision of financial services to the underserved poor population segment. This will help address the significant unmet demand for financial services, and provide additional funding for micro-borrowers.|
|Status of Development Objectives||On-going|
|Status of Operation/Construction||On-going. The program works so far with 6 partner financial institutions and has been supporting so far 27 microfinance institutions. See also www.adb.org/mfp.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Finance sector development is one of ADB's strategic priorities set forth in the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. In its approach to inclusive economic growth, ADB will emphasize inclusive finance by improving and expanding access to finance for the low-income population and for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. The program is also in line with ADB's Private Sector Development Strategy, ADB Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Operational Plan 2013-2020 as well as ADB's Financial Sector Operational Plan.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as financial intermediary and will be treated as category C for environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people under ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Given the nature of microfinance operations, environmental impacts are expected to be negligible and no involuntary resettlement or impact on indigenous peoples are foreseen. ADB will determine the level of oversight required to verify compliance during the due diligence exercise conducted on each PFI and its MFI lending operations.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||see above.|
|Indigenous Peoples||see above.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Partner financial institutions conduct market research and seek feedback from existing and potential clients and staff to understand MFI needs.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||13 Sep 2010|
|Credit Committee Meeting||08 Nov 2010|
|Approval||13 Dec 2010|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Oct 2010|
|Last PDS Update||30 Oct 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Microfinance Risk Participation and Guarantee Program: Major Change and Additional Financing||Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements||Oct 2015|
|Proposed Microfinance Risk Participation Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2010|
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ADB and Citi Partner to Provide $100 Million for Microfinance in AsiaADB has entered into an agreement with Citi to expand local currency lending to the microfinance sector under the Microfinance Risk Participation and Guarantee Program.
Regional Microfinance Risk Participation and Guarantee ProgramAcross Asia and the Pacific, many microfinance institutions still struggle to obtain commercial finance to fund their growth. In response, ADB set up a program to bridge this gap, ensuring financial services reach the poor.