The EFSE Development Facility responds to specific requests for support from the EFSE’s partner lending institutions and also proactively identifies their technical assistance or capacity building needs. In this way, the EFSE and the EFSE Development Facility work hand in hand to build and reinforce long-term partnerships that maximise development finance impact and outreach.

Project Cycle

Project Types

Individual Technical Assistance

The EFSE DF supports the EFSE’s partner lending institutions in building their capacities to efficiently and effectively serve micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and low-income households in a sustainable manner.

Since 2006, more than 250 projects with a volume of over EUR 10 million have been implemented in the following areas:

  • Core Capacity Building
  • Strategic Advice
  • Business Development
  • Sales and Marketing
  • (Credit) Risk Management
  • Operational Efficiency and Cost Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Internal Control and Audit
  • Asset and Liability Management

Financial Sector Support

The EFSE DF works with sector bodies in supporting transformational processes within the financial sector to improve the financial infrastructure. Sector bodies include central banks, microfinance and banking associations, and debt advice centres.

More than 400 financial sector stakeholders (Central Banks, Credit Bureaus, Banking Associations, etc) have been reached in all partner countries with a very broad range of projects, including:

  • Workshops on Responsible Finance and other relevant topics
  • Awareness raising campaigns
  • Development of client educational materials (e.g. brochures, movies, interest rate calculators)
  • Sector-wide trainings/seminars

Applied Research

The EFSE DF sponsors and conducts studies to address institutional as well as sector needs and challenges, identify market trends, and monitor development finance impact.

The EFSE Development Facility has sponsored and conducted more than 35 studies on a wide range of topics, enabling the Fund to calibrate its activities to better address institutional and sector needs as well as to identify market trends and evaluate development finance impact. The research includes:

  • Impact studies
  • Studies on the over-indebtedness of MSE clients
  • Studies on local currency lending
  • Market assessment studies

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Your direct contact to answer your questions and to provide you with the details that you need in order to apply as an EFSE Development Facility consultant is:

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To discuss how the European Fund for Southeast Europe can help you or your donor agency, please contact the Initiator of the EFSE, KfW Entwicklungsbank, at the following address:

Contact points for financial institutions

For more information about the European Fund for Southeast Europe and becoming a partner lending institution of EFSE or beneficiary of technical assistance services provided by the Fund, financial institutions can contact their regional office of the EFSE Fund Advisor, Finance in Motion:

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International financial institutions interested in learning more about the European Fund for Southeast Europe can contact the EFSE Initiator, KfW Entwicklungsbank, private investors the EFSE Fund Advisor, Oppenheim Asset Management Services:

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