Throughout the emerging market world, entrepreneurs, start-ups and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are key engines of job creation and inclusive economic growth. FSVC provides technical assistance to financial institutions such as banks, venture capital (VC) investment and securities firms on developing specialized products so that MSMEs can grow their businesses. We also help MSME acquire the management, accounting and financial skills needed to spur business growth and attract financing.

Key FSVC indicators from 2006 to present:

18

Countries Served

721

Projects Completed

1,269

Volunteers Deployed

18,244+

People Impacted

$12,828,400

Donated Services

Central & Eastern Europe
Middle East & North Africa
South & Central Asia

Key Accomplishments

  • FSVC helped build the capacity of the Egyptian Social Development Fund (SDF) to disburse over US$70 million in funds to over 77,500 women-owned micro- and small-enterprises in Egypt.
  • FSVC worked with the Self-Employed Women’s Association in India to train textile workers in India on developing business plans, financial and accounting skills, and helped these small business owners secure a contract with an international clothing company (Zara).
  • FSVC trained small business owners in Tunisia to develop business plans and then compete in a locally sponsored business plan competition for prize money and live investors.
  • FSVC produced a widely read report in Kenya regarding the importance of financial inclusion in promoting financial integrity.
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Combating Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing
Combating Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

Assist countries in thwarting criminal activities and protecting the savings of citizens and their businesses.

02
Strengthening Regulation & Supervision
Strengthening Regulation & Supervision

Build the capacity of central banks and regulatory agencies to promote a sound and competitive financial sector.

03
Promoting Capital Markets Development
Promoting Capital Markets Development

Deepen capital markets and their supervision to create greater financing and investment opportunities.

04
Expanding Commercial Banking
Expanding Commercial Banking

Strengthen the capacity of banks to provide the credit and services that drive development and economic growth.

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Strengthening Public Financial Management
Strengthening Public Financial Management

Help governments better manage resources to provide citizens with infrastructure and services.

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Symposia
Symposia

Convene top international experts to discuss economic, financial, energy security and climate change issues.