Credit Guarantee Workshop

After conducting a comprehensive study on possible options of credit guarantee schemes for Nepal,  UKaid Sakchyam organized a workshop on  “Developing a Robust MSME Credit Guarantee Facility: Unleashing Access to MSME Finance in Nepal” on 11th December in Kathmandu where the Chief Guest of the program was Honorable Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal. This workshop brought together policy makers, regulators, markets players and other stakeholders such as Mr. Rurik Mardsen, Head of DFID Nepal, Mr. Uttar Khatri, Under Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Mr. Bishnu Babu Mishra, Chief Executive Officer of Deposit and Credit Guarantee Fund and CEOs from the banking industry – to discuss on ways to scale up credit guarantee programme with an objective to support MSME lending. The workshop deliberated on:

  • Current Credit Guarantee Status (Nepal)
  • Global better practices and emerging trends in Credit Guarantee
  • Possible options to pursue for a robust MSME credit guarantee programme in Nepal

The study report – prepared by Ms. Saskia Veendorp, Senior MSME Banking Advisor, UKaid Sakchyam – was shared with the participants and UKaid Sakchyam will now jointly work with identified stakeholders on the actionable items of the study report and recommendations made during the workshop.

Read the full report here.