2011 - 2012

MENA Initiative (Feasibility Study for Microfinance Interventions in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia)

In view of recent changes in the political environment of the MENA region LFS prepared feasibility studies for microfinance interventions in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. These studies included desk studies and fact finding missions in the field to assess business opportunities in the finance sector of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME). The analysis included assessments of the feasibility of downscaling, upgrading and greenfielding operations and led to the conclusion that project options should be pursued in all four countries. The missions were carried out between November 2011 and March 2012.