Consulting in Development Finance
Evaluation of CGFs:
LANDT carries out extensive evaluation of a CGF’s performance to identify areas of improvement and develop and implement innovative solutions.
LANDT conducts studies to analyze a country and its MSME sector’s strengths and weaknesses in order to offer optimized methods to uplift the sector.
LANDT participates in and organizes various workshops explaining the benefits and value of CGFs with consideration of the specific institutional interests and country context.
LANDT drives targeted fundraising efforts for existing and new CGFs as well as assisting CGFs to develop and implement their own fundraising strategies.
Design of CGFs:
Nigeria: LANDT was a consultant in Nigeria for the design and development of Impact Credit Guarantee Limited. The CGF was developed in partnership with the Development Bank of Nigeria to enhance MSME lending opportunities for the FIs and borrowers. LANDT’s international staff operating in various countries worked with carefully-selected local experts in Nigeria to support the successful operations of the Nigerian guarantee fund. Funded by the World Bank.
- Market sounding among the Nigeria FIs
- Modeling of financial and operational structures
- Advising on regulatory treatment
- Selecting PFIs
- Recruitment and training of CGF’s staff
- Launching the pilot and consequent roll out nationwide
Lebanon, ESFD – Economic and Social Fund for Development: LANDT’s predecessor organization has supported strategic positioning of ESFD by introducing a CGF thanks to which more than 10.000 MSME businesses have been financed. Funded by the European Union.
- Conducted a market feasibility study
- Designed the guarantee scheme
- Presented and negotiated agreements with PFIs
- Developed operations manual
- Established requirements for MIS
Evaluations, Diagnosis & Support:
Yemen, Yemen Loan Guarantee: The program in designing and implementing portfolio guarantees is based on prior market sounding in the local financial sector. Funded by the SANAD Fund for MSME via Finance in Motion.
Egypt, CGC – Credit Guarantee Company Egypt: Recently established cooperation between LANDT and CGC focuses on business analysis and processes assessments.