MSME Access to Finance and Diagnostic Study

The objective of the assignment is to draw up a comprehensive diagnostic study of the MSME access to finance in Kazakhstan and review the MSME lending practices in the EBRD partner banks and MFIs under the new Framework Facility.

Specific tasks include a review of the funding sources available to MSMEs, review of the volume of lending to them, analysis of differences between rural and urban areas, and assessment of the state of MSME lending in up to five partner banks and one MFI.