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Egypt Programs - Overview
Key FSVC Indicators for Egypt from 2003-2014:
|Projects Completed||People Impacted||Pro-Bono Hours|
Increasing Access to Finance for Small Businesses (2011 – Present)
Since 2011, FSVC has worked to strengthen the availability of finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in Egypt, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). This program is strengthening the capacity of banks and non-bank financial institutions to provide financial services to SMEs and improving the policy framework for increasing access to finance for underserved populations in Egypt. Significant results include setting up SME lending units at local banks, facilitating the listing of SMEs on the stock exchange and training private equity investors in SME investing.
Key Accomplishments under Previous FSVC Programs
Improving Access to Finance for SMEs: FSVC, in partnership with HSBC, developed a web portal for entrepreneurs; assessed impediments to SME financing; and delivered workshops for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Developing Capital Markets: FSVC helped the Capital Market Authority and the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchanges on introducing derivative products and new trading tools, upgrading regulations, and training staff in market surveillance.
Strengthening Central Bank Regulation/Supervision: FSVC advised the Central Bank of Egypt in the creation of a new Monetary Policy Unit, and trained staff on best practices in bank supervision, reserve management and payment systems.
Training on Efficient Risk Management for MFIs (December, Egypt)
Training on Enhancing MSME Products & Services (December, Egypt)
Training on Lending to Female-Owned SMEs (April 2014)
Promoting Women-Owned Micro and SME Growth in Rural Egypt (December 2013)
Consultations on Financial Literacy Curriculum (October-December 2013)
Training in Advanced Risk Management for SMEs (March 2013)
Private Equity Certificate - Training in Venture Capital: Valuation (February 2013)
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