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Programme for increasing Sustainable Microfinance (Pakistan)


Titre : Programme for increasing Sustainable Microfinance (Pakistan)

Pays : Pakistan

Durée : 2007 - 2012

Institution initiatrice : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Emprunteur : Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Organisme d’exécution : Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), an apex funding agency created by the Government and operating through NGO partner organizations

Groupes cibles
The definition of the target population for microfinance used by the Pakistan Microfinance Network, and generally adopted by the industry, considers the target group as comprising two elements : people classified as “transitory poor”, who fall just below the poverty line ; and people classified as “transitory vulnerable”, who fall just above the poverty line. In terms of the adult population of Pakistan, this represents some 28 million people. The programme will classify the target population into three distinct groups : (i) small farmers, livestock owners, traders and microentrepreneurs ; (ii) women and woman-headed households ; and (iii) vulnerable rural households living below the poverty line

Microfinancing is in great demand throughout Pakistan, but at present only a small part of the population has access to financial services. Donor funding for microfinance is declining, and it is crucial that microfinance funds now be provided by the commercial sector. The programme will help forge partnerships between commercial banks and microfinance organizations to help the microfinance sector continue to grow sustainably and expand its outreach. This in turn will help stimulate economic growth in rural areas and create better livelihoods for rural households.

Partenaire (s)  : Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund ; Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics ; Ministry of Finance

Informations financières
Coût total du projet : US$ 46.6 million
Montant du financement FIDA : US$ 35.0 million
Banks/CFIs : US$10.3 million
PPAF partner organizations : US$0.6 million
PPAF : US$0.7 million

Présentation : IFAD

President’s report

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