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Technical Assistance Facility Project Portfolio Lebanon

Name of project Institutionalizing Risk Management
Period 2015
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Microfinance Institution
Project description and objectives The project is designed to enhance the risk management throughout the institution, with the goal of improving the institution’s understanding of and ability to address risk, in particular its credit, market, operational, and liquidity risk.
Expected results The project is expected to provide the institution with a general understanding for an overall enhanced risk management system. Staff members are to be trained accordingly. 
 



Name of project Developing Responsible Sales Skills for MSE Lending
Period 2014-2015
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Microfinance Institution
Project description and objectives The project serves to strengthen the service delivery skills of loan officers in view of the institution’s outreach to new customers. It includes an assessment of training needs and training workshops with feedback loops.
Expected results The project is expected to increase the capacity of the institution to serve the MSE target clientele in a responsible manner.
 



Name of project Over-Indebtedness Study
Period 2014-2015
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Project description and objectives The research project – a joint initiative with CGAP – aims to measure the low-income indebtedness levels in Lebanon.
Expected results This project  aims  to  establish  empirical  evidence  to  confirm  or  refute  indications  of  clients’  over-indebtedness  in Lebanon, to analyze the causes of potential cross- or over-indebtedness, and to formulate recommendations on how  to  address  these.



Name of project MSME Strategy and Business Plan Development Support
Period 2013-2014
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Bank
Project description and objectives The project supported the bank with an intensive training on international best practices in MSME lending, downscaling approaches and MSME credit risk management.
Expected results It is expected that the project will contribute to the further development of the bank’s MSME strategy and business planning.



Name of project Review of SME lending activities
Period 2013
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Microfinance Institution
Project description and objectives The project supported a Lebanese microfinance institution in reviewing a newly introduced SME product, including product features and lending practices.
Expected results The institution enhanced its capacity to offer and manage its SME product, in addition to a better integration into its entire product palette and improved product features.



Name of project Business Planning Workshop
Period 2013
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Microfinance Institutions
Project description and objectives An international consultant moderated a business planning workshop of the MFI, facilitating the discussion, providing technical input and offering a fresh perspective based on international best practice.
Expected results The project shall support the institution’s management to establish and execute a business plan that reinforces its ongoing growth, while facilitating further improvement.



Name of project Developing Standard Operating Procedures
Period 2012
Country Lebanon
Partner institution Microfinance Institution
Project description and objectives The review and update of the institution’s credit standard operating procedures strengthened internal controls and reduced operational risk.
Expected results The project improved the institution’s efficiency and risk profile.



 
Initiated
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Advised by
 
  • http://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de/
  • http://www.finance-in-motion.de/
 
 
Funded by
 
  • http://www.bmz.de/
  • http://ec.europa.eu/
  • http://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de/