Middle East & North Africa

  • Egypt, regional

    Project name: Promotion of Financial Inclusion in the MENA Region

    Main focus/tasks:
    To improve legal, regulatory and institutional framework conditions of the microfinance sector in Egypt, Palestine and Jordan.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Sanabel Network, GIZ

    Value:
    260.371 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2014 - 12/2016

    field of work:
    Banking Regulation/ Supervision, Micro and SME Finance, HRD

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG


    Project name: Strengthening the Microfinance Sector in the MENA Region

    Main focus/tasks:
    To improve legal, regulatory and institutional framework conditions of the microfinance sector in Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Sanabel Network, GIZ

    Value:
    495.812 Euro

    Duration:
    01/2012 - 05/2014

    field of work:
    Microfinance, Banking Regulation/ Supervision

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Iraq

    Project name: PPP with GIZ to develop a sustainable Banking and Finance Academy in Iraq

    Main focus/tasks:

    • To assess the training needs and gap in the HRD of the Iraqi financial system
    • To analyse the finance market (in particular access to SME finance)
    • To provide strategic HRD and training services to financial service provider (public and private banks as well as Central Bank)
    • To promote a local institution to guarantee sustainable training supply

    Donor:
    GIZ/ADG

    Final beneficiary:
    UKH/ Iraqi Banking System

    Value:
    545.080 Euro

    Duration:
    12/2012 - 11/2015

    field of work:
    HCD & Financial Insititution Building

    Consortium:
    ADG, GIZ, University of Kurdistan


    Project name: Sustainable Economic Development Iraq (SEDI)Study on Banking Sector’s Educational System

    Main focus/tasks:
    Study on the supply and demand, in terms of quantity and quality, of human resource capacity development programs targeting the Iraq´s financial sector and identifying the gaps and prioritizing the needs for capacity development.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    UKH/ Iraqi Banking System

    Value:
    38.000 Euro

    Duration:
    12/2011 - 01/2012

    field of work:
    HRD

    Consortium:
    ADG (lead)

  • Jordan

    Project name: Acces to remittances through digital solution

    Main focus/tasks:
    Financial literacy for Digital financial services for unbanked and low-income Jordanian population and Syrian refugees
    Additional focus on providing women access to digital finance

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Low-income population of Jordan and Syrian refugees

    Value:
    389.000 Euro

    field of work:
    Digital Finance


    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Altai Consulting

  • Palestinian Territories

    Project name: Debt Advice Centre Assessment, Palestine Monetary Authority”, Palestinian Territories

    Main focus/tasks:
    To assess the possibilities of establishing a debt advice center in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza).

    Donor:
    SANAD FUND

    Final beneficiary:
    Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA)

    Value:
    53.370 Euro

    Duration:
    11/2014 - 03/2015

    field of work:
    Financial Literacy

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG


    Project name: Bank Training Programme for EPCGF (European Palestinian Credit Guarantee Fund)

    Main focus/tasks:
    To support a comprehensive bank training program in SME financing for EPCGFs partner banks:

    • Train partner banks´ staff in order to raise their awareness and understanding of SMEs and to strength their
    • expertise in SME lending
    • Build the capacity of partner banks to train their own staff

    Donor:
    KfW

    Final beneficiary:
    Ministry of Finance of the Palestinian Territories, KfW, EPCGF

    Value:
    500.000 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2008 - 12/2010

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance, HRD

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), AABFS

  • Yemen

    Project name: Private Sector Development: Risk management, internal audit and savings strategy at Al Amal Bank

    Main focus/tasks:
    Introduction of risk management, upgrading of internal audit and implementation of savings mobilisation strategy

    Donor:
    GTZ (now GIZ)

    Final beneficiary:
    Al Amal Bank

    Value:
    160.844 Euro

    Duration:
    11/2009 - 08/2010

    field of work:
    Financial Institution Development

    Consortium: AFC (Lead), ADG