Independent assessment of the programme’s effectiveness.
Recommended a new strategy to achieve the program’s objective of increasing SMEs’ access to finance.
Recommended program improvements to increase efficiencies and to create more effective support systems for small businesses.
Conducted in-depth interviews with the IFC-SEDF staff responsible for the business lines and projects.
Examined 39 SEDF projects and surveyed eight partner financial institutions.
Reviewed five case studies (four in Sri Lanka, one in Maldives).
Conducted in-depth interviews with partner institutions and organised focus group discussions with ultimate beneficiaries, wrote detailed research report.
This assessment is one of five that Enclude has prepared for the IFC over the last five years, reviewing programs whose total expenditures exceed USD 185 million. The assessments methodically review results and effectiveness and offer recommendations for strengthening the programmes.
Sri Lanka and the Maldives