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Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 46920-014 Status: Active
Project Number 46920-014
Country Regional
Location Regional
Type or Modality of Assistance
2939 Guarantee Ordinary capital resources USD 0.00 Committed
2939 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 0.00 Committed
2939 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 200.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Private Sector Financial Institutions Division
Responsible ADB Officer Beck, Steven
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope The Supply Chain Finance Program (SCFP) provides guarantees and loans, mostly through SCFP partner banks, to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) operating in supply chains. SCFP aims to increase access to supply chain finance in developing Asia, including in countries when supply chain finance does not exist or is in its infancy. SCFP seeks to encourage financial institutions to move deeper into the supply chain by providing support to SMEs earlier in the business cycle. More information can be found at www.adb.org/scfp.
Status of Development Objectives

Number of transactions to date: 637

Value of transactions to date: $532 million;

Cofinancing $266 million (sub-set of $ value above);

Partner financial institutions: BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank;

Default or guarantee claims: None

In addition to transactions, SCFP undertook several capacity-building and training initiatives to introduce supply chain finance to local banks in ADB's developing member countries.

Status of Operation/Construction Supply chain finance was a completely new area for ADB, which focuses on infrastructure and financial institutions transactions. ADB gained market knowledge as well as credit assessment and operational experience during initial program implementation. After implementing SCFP prudently in the first phase of implementation, ADB is expanding the program to more challenging countries and is seeking local bank partnerships.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's strategic priorities, as set forth in the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, include finance sector development, poverty reduction, and inclusive economic growth. ADB's approach to inclusive economic growth emphasizes inclusive finance by improving and expanding access to finance for SMEs.

Inclusive finance is one of the three pillars of ADB's Financial Sector Operational Plan, which was reaffirmed in its 2017 review. One component of the strategic focus of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department is to mobilize third-party capital credit through credit enhancement products and risk transfer arrangements. The program facilitates this by encouraging private sector contributions to supply chain finance and enabling ADB to provide support to SMEs not traditionally considered bankable.

Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects FI (treated as category C)
Involuntary Resettlement FI (treated as category C)
Indigenous Peoples FI (treated as category C)
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Government's no objection to the proposed assistance will be obtained from any government within whose territory financing under the program will be provided.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 11 Jun 2012
Credit Committee Meeting 07 Aug 2012
Approval -
PDS Creation Date 18 Oct 2012
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supply Chain Finance Program (Additional Financing): Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2020
Proposed Supply Chain Finance Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2012

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