LANDT is an international development finance company with offices in Berlin and advisors in different countries including Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. LANDT strives to establish better lending opportunities through designing, setting-up and managing CGFs and offering TA and consultancy services to financial institutions and CGFs.
Design and management of CGFs
LANDT designs, implements and manages CGFs, which cover a share of the default risk of loans provided by PFIs to their borrowers. CGFs incentivize PFIs to mobilize underutilized capital so that they can provide more accessible financing for potential MSME borrowers.
Technical Assistance to CGFs
LANDT provides comprehensive and customized TA services to existing CGFs and their stakeholders. By encouraging innovation and supporting implementation, LANDT helps CGFs to improve the structures, policies and procedures necessary to achieve their objectives. This work ranges from carrying out a diagnosis of needs to building tailor-made solutions according to pre-identified requirements.
Consulting in development finance
LANDT offers a variety of consulting services related to private sector development in challenging economic contexts. While maintaining a focus on CGF-related topics, LANDT also undertakes an array of related assignments including feasibility studies, conceptual workshops, fundraising and evaluations.
Examples of LANDT's Track Record
Palestine, EPCGF – European-Palestinian Credit Guarantee Fund:
CGFT – Credit Guarantee Fund Tajikistan
Central America – Central American Bank for Economic Integration:
Morocco, CCG – Caisse Centrale des Garanties:
Lebanon, ESFD – Economic & Social Fund for Development:
Madagascar, Madagascar Financial Services Project:
Yemen, Yemen Loan Guarantee (Ongoing):
Egypt, CGC– Credit Guarantee Company Egypt (Ongoing):
Jordan, JLGC – Jordan Loan Guarantee Cooperation:
Democratic Republic of Congo (Ongoing):
ACGF – Afghan Credit Guarantee Foundation:
Moldova – Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development (Ongoing):
IFC – International Finance Corporation (Ongoing)
Consulting for IFC to develop a global framework for effective CGF design and operationalization to facilitate IFC investment into guarantees and related instruments.
Design of CGFs
Management of CGFs
Evaluation, Diagnosis & Support of CGFs
LANDT strives to achieve a sustainable impact in its host countries through its work empowering local MSMEs to create high-quality jobs, increase incomes and foster sustainable economic growth by:
Enabling progress in challenging environments:
LANDT nurtures growth of the financial sector in frontier, crisis and post-crisis markets by mobilizing DFIs‘ and Donors’ funds effectively and sustainably. Working in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, LANDT is able to facilitate progress and prosperity.
Driving local impact through local presence:
The defining feature of LANDT’s approach is the combination of international best practice and local expertise. Whereby local experts ensure effective implementation through specific country knowledge, international experts provide the necessary supervision, coaching and ensure compliance with best practices.
Sharing expertise with methods & tools:
LANDT develops methods, builds systems, and innovates processes which are scalable and transferable to other contexts. This work is done with careful consideration of the specific project environment and is fine-tuned accordingly.
Path to Success
LANDT has a well-established method that leads it to success in challenging environments:
LANDT carefully analyzes the strengths, weaknesses and systemic challenges that affect a country’s MSME lending actors. It develops innovative and customized solutions that benefit PFIs, governments and the everyday people living and working in host markets.
Leveraging its reputation as a reliable partner, LANDT drives funding for its projects by identifying and vetting appropriate donors and investor institutions.
LANDT continuously seeks opportunities for further funding and collaboration to expand its activities pertaining to designing, setting-up and managing credit guarantee funds.
LANDT establishes partnerships with local and international financial institutions for its CGFs and TA projects to enhance MSME lending capacity.
LANDT itself is acknowledged as a reliable partner in the MSME finance sector due to its quick and uncomplicated payout mechanisms.
LANDT is committed to its ultimate goal of enhancing MSME access to finance. With the right funding and assistance, these promising enterprises have the potential to create high-quality jobs, increase incomes and foster sustainable economic growth from the local level.