Burundi

Track Record

Strengthening of the SME banking and product offering – Bank of Africa Burundi

Financial Access provides a resident adviser supported by short-term experts to design and implement a strategy to strengthen and develop SME Banking and product offering in this successful African bank. Organisational advice and implementation work are provided in the areas of product design, marketing and distribution, risk management and relevant systems/operations support.

The project is supported by the IFC-MSME program for Africa.

African Trade Insurance Agency

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is the beneficiary of the T.A. ATI is a pan-African agency which has independent legal standing. Capital for underwriting ATI’s capital and administrative expenses is provided by the member countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) via a World Bank Loan facility.

The goal of the project was to promote trade in and between firms in ATI’s member countries by developing credit insurance products. Mandate included the elaboration and feasibility assessment of cross-border credit risk insurance. The project was sponsored by the World Bank.