What is a MSME loan

The measure is part of a total loan from budget funds amounting to EUR 50.0 million at standard conditions, from which the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), as the project executing agency, grants loans to the MSME target group.
The aim of the measure is to improve the access of Egyptian MSMEs to needs-based financial services in order to enable them to secure and generate employment and income. The target group are owners of MSMEs who have not yet been able to realize their growth potential due to the limited financing options.
The FC project is being carried out as part of the joint development cooperation program "Sustainable Economic Development for Employment in Egypt". The aim of this program is to improve the institutional and personnel requirements for sustainable and employment-generating economic growth in Egypt (program objective).

Country / Region / InstitutionEgypt
number30291
main emphasisEconomy and financial sector
sector24030 - Formal Sector Financial Intermediaries
Financial instrumentBudget grant / loan
Other donors -
German financial contributionEUR 50.0 million
statusactive
ClientBMZ
Project partner NATIONAL BANK OF EGYPT HEAD OFFICE
Responsible departmentNorth africa