Financial markets and institutions channel funds, promote private sector development, ease trade and establish acceptable standards. They underpin economic growth, expand market opportunities and contribute to poverty reduction.

OUR APPROACH

Finance for Impact delivers services along the continuum of financial needs by working with businesses, investors and policymakers to identify market-based solutions. Our goal is to provide insights and solutions to solve complex development challenges, such as to determine which financial reform strategies create the most value; to increase the availability and affordability of financial services; to expand market opportunities and fund corporate growth; and to promote universal access to finance.

OUR AREAS OF INTERVENTION

Our in-depth understanding of financial markets and the private sector – forged by decades of experience – is the foundation of our services in these areas:

Financial and capital markets reform

Financial inclusion

Private sector development

Market assessment

Trade competitiveness and entrepreneurship

Trade finance, supply chain finance

Trust fund and pooled finance

SME finance, microfinance

Digital finance

Credit insurance and ECAs

Regional economic and financial integration

Internationalization and export promotion

Trade facilitation

Public-private partnerships

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Trade & Customs Modernization in South Asia

ADB
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

Finance for Impact conducted a review of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Trade Facilitation Program. This regional program supported Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal in their efforts to develop more efficient, transparent, and service-oriented Customs administration. We assessed the effectiveness of key reforms aimed at implementing automation systems for customs administration and trade information.

Improving Access to Finance

EBRD
Egypt & Morocco

Finance for Impact has received an EBRD mandate to investigate current constraints in the finance sector of Egypt and Morocco. Access to finance is recognized to be key to the future outlook of these countries, in particular for SMEs engaged in cross-border trade. This assessment provided an analysis of the key financial inclusion challenges faced by SMEs in the two countries; it made recommendations to enhance competitiveness among financial institutions and diversify financial services to respond to the market needs.

Survey and analysis on financial inclusion in Tunisia

European Investment Bank
Tunisia

Finance for Impact teamed up with Altai Consulting to conduct a large-scale survey and analysis on financial inclusion in Tunisia. The primary objective of the assignment is to define meaningful indicators and collect in-depth data needed to support the development of public policies aimed at enhancing financial inclusion. This study is sponsored by the European Investment Bank and several partners (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, the European Union and ADA).