Project Experience


Downscaling: Advisory Services for a Microfinance Bank, since 2009


In 2009, LFS was commissioned by the IFC to support a Microfinance Bank in Indonesia in its objective of becoming an efficient, large-scale MSME bank.

In the first phase of the project, LFS assisted the partner bank in developing and implementing best-practice MSME loan products, policies, processes and procedures in two pilot branches. Furthermore, strategic business planning and intensive capacity building were important elements. The assignment is carried out in close colaboration with the Partner Bank, to ensure ownership and effectiveness of the results.

In a second phase, the products and policies developed in the first phase are rolled out to further branches of the Partner Bank.

Feasibility Study for SME finance projects, 2005 and 2006

In 2005 and 2006, LFS, on behalf of KfW, carried out two feasiblitity studies on the Indonesian SME finance sector. The first study assessed the feasibility of an SME finance project. The second one assessed the feasibility of project of Technical and Financial Assistance to Support Small and Medium Industries in Indonesia. Both studies included the development of project proposals, based on the findings of the studies.