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REGMIFA – The Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted

Innpact United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #1 No Poverty Innpact United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 Gender Equality Innpact United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Description of the Project

REGMIFA fosters economic development and prosperity as well as employment creation, income generation and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through the provision of innovative financial products and, to the extent necessary, technical assistance support to eligible Partner Lending Institutions (PLIs) which serve micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs).

Innpact contribution

Innpact helped in the design and implementation of the fund and currently acting under a management support mandate.

Project Factsheet

  • Name : The Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa SA, SICA – SIF
  • Inception : 2010
  • Initiators : KfW Development Bank, BMZ, EU
  • Investment Manager : Symbiotics Asset Management SA, Geneva
  • Sector : Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Sub-Saharan Africa region
  • Geographic Focus : Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Target Financial Intermediaries : MFIs, local commercial banks, and other FIs providing funding for MSMEs
  • End‐Beneficiaries : Micro, small and medium enterprises
  • Financial Instruments : Debt instruments
  • Non‐Financial Services : Technical Assistance Facility
  • Type : Predominantly Debt Fund
  • Outstanding portfolio : USD 114 million
  • Info : www.regmifa.com

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