Technical Assistance on Credit Guarantees in Kosovo

Area of Operation: Kosovo

Duration of Assignment: May 2023 – Present

Name of Client: The World Bank Group

Project Description:

As part of the World Bank’s objectives to strengthening financial sector diversification and deepening in Western Balkans, the World Bank are supporting the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) to improve its MSME support.

Specifically, additional technical assistance is needed on monitoring and evaluation, targeting and risk-based pricing to improve KCGF’s operations.

Our Services:

  • Conducting a desk review of MSME support / capacity development programs in Kosovo and globally.
  • Preparing, administering, and collecting feedback on a rapid survey for a sample of MSME support programs.
  • Preparing a policy note on best practice SME support programs for PCGs.
  • Reviewing current risk-based guarantee pricing approaches applied.
  • Reviewing availability, type and quality of data maintained by the PCG, that can be used to implement risk-based pricing.
  • Developing two risk-based pricing approaches for consideration, including technical requirements for implementation, pros and cons, etc.
  • Presenting risk-based pricing options to PCG management, providing support in decision making process.
  • Preparing a detailed implementation plan and tools for selected risk-based pricing model.
  • Collecting and incorporating feedback on deliverables / outputs above, preparation of presentations and conducting virtual regional workshop / exchange.
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