Assist interested MFIs in Yemen in developing or strengthening their green finance business model

2016-03-31 - 2017-10-31
Yemen

The main objective of this project is to: “Assist interested MFIs in Yemen in developing or strengthening their green finance business model”. Furthermore, the MFI’s green finance business model should be robust enough to hold in a post-conflict scenario, where conventional (fuel-)powered electricity is more reliable than now. We envision this to be a two-step process: Market Research: First, we propose to conduct a market research to assess the potential of providing green financial products to target customers in the actual situation and in a (constructed) post-conflict scenario. Green Finance Business Model: Second, we propose to tailor (develop/strengthen) green finance business models for one pilot MFI for the actual situation and in a post-conflict scenario. This shall be done alongside the three dimensions of the green index defined above: Develop institutional capacities in the field through an environmental strategy for the MFI itself, including an environmental risk management framework (for internal use and also for external clients), and Develop green finance products.
Assess current scenario and define key parameters of post-conflict scenario Analysis of the operational, regulatory and legal environment for selected technologies and the energy sector as a whole Preselection of suitable off-grid EE/RE technologies for both scenarios with emphasis on PV technologies Supply side analysis Demand side analysis – target groups of MFI Specification of green finance market opportunity and outline of business case Drafting of Green Finance Market report for Yemen and presentation of findings to stakeholders (video conference venue) Selection of interested MFI to join according to predetermined criteria SWOT analysis of selected MFI Specification of business case for the MFI Develop Business Model #1: Environmental strategy Develop Business Model #2: Environmental Risk Management Framework Develop Business Model #3: Product design Dissemination of best practises in green finance for MFI