Opening credit rural development

Project completed

The focus of this project is to promote ‘pro-poor’ private sector growth by targeting specific niches in investment and trade promotion, as well as reinforcing the dynamics of the rural and local economy as an important engine for a broad based growth. It aims to stimulate growth that will raise the income of the poor by providing both increased employment and improved and expanding market opportunities for small and medium enterprise (SME) and farming business that are operated by poor women and men.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Agricultural development
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
SME development
01.01.2011 - 31.12.2013
CHF 5'220'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector South/East

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   5'220'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   4'412'576
Project phases Phase 3 02.01.2018 - 31.12.2021   (Current phase) Phase 2 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)