Bank and finance sector development

[Translate to English:] Myanmar: die Förderung des Kleinunternehmertums ist ein wichtiges Mittel zur Armutsbekämpfung


Local Project Partners
Kanbawza Bank (KBZ), Yoma Bank , Small and Medium Industrial Development Bank

German partners
ICON (Cologne, Germany)

Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

04/2014 - 09/2017

The extensive process of transformation underway in Myanmar is beset with a multitude of social, political and economic challenges. In this context, great importance is attached to improving the quality of life across the population at large; for example, by promoting small-scale entrepreneurship as a means of reducing poverty and securing social peace.

In April 2014, Sparkassenstiftung launched a project designed to introduce and expand SME lending in three selected partner banks in Myanmar: Kanbawza Bank (KBZ), Yoma Bank and the Small and Medium Industrial Development Bank (SMIDB).

Sparkassenstiftung is assisting these three partner banks with SME financing, specifically with the systematic rollout of a loan product for SMEs and the development of suitable organisation structures. A key focus of the measures is on basic and further training of staff, working in the credit departments, as well as branch office managers and trainers. Furthermore, the project organises specialised training and coaching for loan officers and trainers targeting the treatment of non-performing loans.


Deutsche Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation e.V.
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Phone: +49 228 9703-0
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