MICROFINANCE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT. Man. Arrangement: DEX Project Duration: 1 year (April 2005-April 2006) Budget: US$ 160,000 (TRAC) Objectives: Observing Year of Microcredit at the national level and promotion of microfinance as a tool for poverty reduction.
SECTOR DEVELOPMENT and
FINANCIAL SECTOR DEEPENING
Microfinance Info. Center in operation through 2005
Dissemination of YoM toolkits and information packages on a weekly basis
Web based information library on national and international experience
Thematic workshops on specific microfinance issues
Support to sector development through advisory services on legal, regulatory frameworks
Outcome:National policy and legal framework consolidated enabling environment for microfinance
State Planning Organization, Banking Regulation & Supervision Agency, Bankers Union, NGOs, Social Solidarity General Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, commercial bank representatives, World bank, European Commission, KfW, IFC, ….
Interest of IFAD, AFD, etc.
UNDP well-positioned in microfinance agenda
Demand study for Turkish market
Conference in Istanbul (international best practices and Turkey)
Study on Commercial banks
Series of informative meetings in different provinces