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FSVC's Previous Programs


Iraq (2008 - 2013) 

With support from the U.S. Department of State, FSVC implemented a technical assistance program with the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI).  The program focused on helping the CBI strengthen its institutional capacity; decentralize its organizational structure; enhance its role in managing reserves; develop relationships with other central banks; evaluate counterparty risk; and enhance the IT management of currency supply.  FSVC also helped strengthen the CBI's anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism policies.  
 
FSVC volunteer expert Royce Walker (top center) with CBI Management and IT examination team. 


 
India (2005 - 2008) 

FSVC entered two multi-year Global Development Alliances with USAID and local funders in India.  FSVC's program focused on strengthening the ability of banks to provide funding to areas targeted by the Government of India as priorities for economic growth and poverty alleviation. FSVC provided targeted technical assistance to banks and financial institutions as they rolled out expansive lending programs to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Key areas covered included product development, risk management, credit scoring and community banking systems.  The program also focused on anti-money laundering and Basel 2.
 
FSVC Board Member Kenneth Dam meeting with Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Indian Planning Commission.



Indonesia (2002 - 2006) 

FSVC's program focused on strengthening financial systems, improving anti-money laundering (AML) capacity and training bankers.  In the area of AML, FSVC strengthened the capacity of the Indonesian Center for Financial Transactions Reporting and Analysis (PPATK); refined the draft AML Law and built technology within banks to monitor and report suspected money laundering. During the program, FSVC Honorary Chairman Paul Volcker met several times with then-President Abdurrahman Wahid and his successor to discuss how Indonesia can overcome its financial difficulties.  

FSVC volunteer expert Cheryl Cothren with bankers from Bank Mandiri during training.