Sub-Sahara Africa

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  • Benin

    Project name: Technical assistance to training programme on meso-finance offered to bank employees

    Main focus/tasks:

    • To develop, prepare and implement a training series on MSME finance for bank employees (as of 10/2015 374 bank
    •  employees have been trained)
    • To develop, prepare and hand over a pedagogic training kit on MSME finance to the member banks

    Donor:
    AFD / Union Européenne

    Final beneficiary:
    Association Professionnelle des Banques et Etablissements Financiers du Bénin (APBEF)

    Value:
    319.582 Euro

    Duration:
    01/2015 - 03/2016

    field of work:
    HRD / MSME finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Benim/Zambia

    Project name: Development of Farmer Investement School (FIS) training concept

    Main focus/tasks:

    • Development of an advanced Business Training for agricultural value chain actors to improve their business skills and capacities to plan and execute profitable and productivity enhancing investments
    • Conduct pilot trainings in the partner countries of Benin and Zambia
    • Develop an AgriBAIT ‘training of trainers’ (ToT) module and conduct one ToT each in Benin and Zambia
    • Formulate an implementation and roll-out strategy to other countries

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Emergent farmers (EF) & farmer-based organizations (FBO)/cooperatives & rural agri-based MSMEs

    Value:
    199.908 Euro

    Duration:
    07/2017 - 03/2018

    field of work:
    HCD

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Cefe International

  • Burkina Faso

    Project name: Expansion of the Agricultural Finance Programme of the RCPB network of financial cooperatives in Burkina Faso

    Main focus/tasks:

    • To increase the scale and profitability of the RCPB’s agricultural and agribusiness lending activities.
    • To introduce three new financial products in accordance with the demand in the agricultural sector

    Donor:
    AgriFin Fund (administered by the World Bank)

    Final beneficiary:
    Réseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina Faso (RCPB)

    Value:
    182.710 Euro

    Duration:
    09/2013 - 09/2014

    field of work:
    Agricultural Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Secam

  • Congo

    Project name: Creation of an Association of Microfinance Institutions in the DRC

    Main focus/tasks:
    To set up a national association of MFIs in a collaborative process which should be driven by the member MFIs

    Donor:
    KfW

    Final beneficiary:
    Central Bank of the DRC, KFW

    Value:
    70.000 Euro

    Duration:
    07/2012 - 12/2012

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • East Africa

    Project name: Technical Assistance Programme to various EIB Financial Sector Operations in East Africa

    Main focus/tasks:

    • To ensure that EIB’s SME and Microfinance loan facilities are fully allocated to creditworthy Final Beneficiaries and that those Financial Intermediaries are endowed with sustainable internal structures to be able to continue this activity after their respective loan utilisation.
    • Design and Delivery of Training Programmes on Credit Risk Management

    Donor:
    EIB

    Final beneficiary:
    MSME Banks in East Africa

    Value:
    9.300.000 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2014 - 05/2020

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance (MSME Finance)

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Integration

  • Ethiopia

    Project name: Advising on Improving Ardaita ATVET College Training Quality, Management Performance, and Research Capacity

    Main focus/tasks:
    Mission to Ardaita ATVET College for assessing its potential regarding the transformation to the national management training institute for cooperatives and for identifying bottlenecks along with measures to overcome any weaknesses highlighted.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Ardaita College, Ethiopia

    Value:
    18.000 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2014 - ongoing

    field of work:
    Cooperatives, HCD

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), DGRV

  • Ghana

    Project name: Consulting services to support the roll out of the e-zwich biometric payment infrastructure in rural areas

    Main focus/tasks:
    Making formal and affordable financial services available to each Ghanaian by rolling out the e-zwich biometric payment system infrastructure in rural areas

    Donor:
    KfW

    Final beneficiary:
    GhIPSS

    Value:
    493.226 Euro

    Duration:
    07/2012 - 12/2014

    field of work:
    Digital Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, PHDbDevelopment

  • Kenya

    Project name: Develop Customer Service Orientationa & Management Capacity at KWFT, Kenya

    Main focus/tasks:
    Development and delivery of tailor-made training and coaching services on different staff levels at KWFT focusing on enhancing customer service orientation on the one hand and leadership & communication competencies on the other.

    Donor:
    NMI

    Final beneficiary:
    Kenya Women Microfinance Bank Ltd (KWFT)

    Value:
    172.315 Euro

    Duration:
    04/2016 - 10/2016

    field of work:
    HRD

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), AFC

  • Lesotho

    Project name: Benchmarking Financial Cooperatives performance in Lesotho

    Main focus/tasks:
    Assessment of the overall performance of all Financial Cooperatives in Lesotho and provision of recommendations on the appropriate prudential financial standards that are suitable for Lesotho’s context.

    Donor:
    IFAD

    Final beneficiary:
    Financial Cooperative Sector

    Value:
    45.825 Euro

    Duration:
    03/2015-04/2015

    field of work:
    Cooperatives

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Madagascar

    Project name: Sur la mise en place d’une institution pour la gestion du Fonds National de l’Energie Durable (FNED)

    Main focus/tasks:
    Supporting the implementation of the Malagasy New Energy Policy which envisions to generate 70% of the countries from renewable resources in 2030. Therefore, the attractivenss of inverstments in renewable energy projects will be promoted.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    FNED

    Value:
    177.000 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2018 - 05/2019

    field of work:
    Green Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Mozambique

    Project name: Improving Framework Conditions for a Competitive Private and Financial Sector

    Main focus/tasks:
    Improvement of the framework for a sustainable economic development especially in rural areas including the raising of competitiveness
    Increasement of access and usage of financial services especially in rural areas

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Owners and employees of MSMEs in Mozambiquze

    Value:
    587.871 Euro

    Duration:
    03/2015 - 11/2016

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Nigeria

    Project name: Consulting Services for Technical Assistance to Select Microfinance Banks to Develop and Pilot Housing Microfinance Lending Operations in Nigeria

    Main focus/tasks:
    Providing technical assistance and capacity building for preselected microfinance banks including a support in testing new products.

    Donor:
    AFC

    Final beneficiary:
    Nigerian Microfinance Sector

    Value:
    270.000 Euro

    Duration:
    09/2017 - 05/2019

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance (MSME Finance)

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG


    Project name: Sustainable Economic Development Programme / Unit 1 “Financial Sector Reform” and Unit 2 “Reform of Institutional and Legal Framework”

    Main focus/tasks:
    Consultancy, training and coaching of selected micro finance banks (MFB), among others, on management and development of financial products (value chain finance) to improve their operational efficiency and contribute to an in-crease in the saving and loan portfolios together with consultancy and training of local governments, public private dialogue measures, support of the foundation and strengthen-ing of Business Development Committees (BDCs) and PPD approaches.

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    National Planning Commission

    Value:
    4.491.892.00 Euro (consumed for 31/7/2015: 1.553.327 Euro)

    Duration:
    07/2011 - 04/2014 and 08/2014 - 03/2017

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance, Value Chain Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Gopa

  • Regional Sub-Sahara Africa

    Project name: Build EduFinance Training Materials and conduct EduFinance Trainings for MFIs

    Main focus/tasks:

    • Development of training materials for EduFinance Products
    • Conduct EduFinance Trainings for MFIs covering the entire process chain

    Donor:
    Opportunity International

    Final beneficiary:
    Opportunity International Partner Microfinance Insitutions

    Value:
    239.000 Euro

    Duration:
    06/2016 - ongoing

    field of work:
    HCD

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), AFC


    Project name: Consulting Services for Matching Grant Facility

    Main focus/tasks:
    Improved bankability and financial literacy to smallholders
    Agriculture financing, product development and risk mitigation to financial institutions
    Grants offered to innovative projects

    Donor:
    KfW

    Final beneficiary:
    GICAF

    Value:
    1.909.740 Euro

    Duration:
    01/2015 - 12/2017

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Rwanda

    Project name: Back office strengthening at AB Bank Rwanda

    Main focus/tasks:
    The overall goal of the project is to remain close to the client and to continue providing client oriented services through strengthening of Environmental and Social Management System and of the digital finance strategy. Additionally, an approach how to set-up and operate a call-centre is developed.

    Donor:
    NMI

    Final beneficiary:
    AB Bank Rwanda

    Value:
    79.275 Euro

    Duration:
    09/2018 - 03/2019

    field of work:
    Financial Institution Building

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), AFC

  • Tanzania

    Project name: PRIDE Tanzanian - Prepare for deposit taking HR development and management

    Main focus/tasks:

    • Development of a new HR-management approach including a gap analysis and the development of a new strategy.
    • Awareness raising measures on senior management level, regarding HR implications of being a deposit taking institution.

    Donor:
    NMI

    Final beneficiary:
    Pride Tanzania

    Value:
    41.370 Euro

    Duration:
    05/2016 - 10/2016

    field of work:
    HRD

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Togo

    Project name: Programme for Rural and Agricultural Development of Togo

    Main focus/tasks:

    • -Development and piloting of financial products for agricultural sector
    • Training of demand and supply side actors

    Donor:
    GIZ

    Final beneficiary:
    Financial Sector Togo

    Value:
    996.060 Euro

    Duration:
    03/2017 - 10/2018

    field of work:
    Agricultural Finance/ Value Chain Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Uganda

    Project name: Agrifinance Enhancement Programme: Biodiversity Financing Facility

    Main focus/tasks:
    Supporting the Biodiversity Financing Facility in fund management in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, organic agriculture, forests and protected areas, and sustainable tourism.

    Donor:
    KfW

    Final beneficiary:
    Private Sector Uganda

    Value:
    1.000.000 Euro

    Duration:
    02/2018 - 02/2021

    field of work:
    Green Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG, Gopa


    Project name: EduFinance Handbook

    Main focus/tasks:
    Development of an EduFinance Handbook for Microfinance Handbook on product launch

    Donor:
    Opportunity International

    Final beneficiary:
    Opportunity International Partner Microfinance Insitutions

    Value:
    16.000 Euro

    Duration:
    03/2017 - 08/2017

    field of work:
    Micro and SME Finance

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

  • Uganda, Regional

    Project name: Build EduFinance Training Materials and conduct EduFinance Trainings for MFIs

    Main focus/tasks:
    Development of training materials for EduFinance Products
    Conduct EduFinance Trainings for MFIs covering the entire process chain

    Donor:
    Opportunity International

    Final beneficiary:
    Opportunity International Partner Microfinance Insitutions

    Value:
    82.260 Euro

    Consortium:
    AFC (Lead), ADG

    Duration:
    06/2016 - ongoing

    field of work:
    HRD

    Consortium:
    ADG (Lead), AFC