Pre-feasibility study in Turkmenistan
As part of the preparations of a joint project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Turkmenistan, ADB sought consultancy support. ADB is planning on providing funding to eligible partner financial intermediaries (PFIs) through the government, with the aim of financing privately-owned businesses in Turkmenistan. The project aims to support commercially viable, privately-owned businesses in Turkmenistan: legal entities and individual entrepreneurs engaged in revenue-generating activities and majority-owned and managed by private individuals.
Pleased to be selected for its first assignment in Turkmenistan, IPC assisted ADB and the government in gauging project feasibility and requirements and by putting forward recommendations regarding project design.
More specifically, IPC consultants were to identify three key risks related to the operations of the banks, present a gap analysis and recommendations regarding current lending practices at the banks, including classifying recommendations according to the time needed for completion.
In the framework of this assignment, IPC’s experts focused especially on the following tasks:
- reviewing all stages of credit operations (credit policy, identification, risk analysis, underwriting, valuation of collateral, risk management, etc.) and evaluating the quality of applied credit risk assessment approaches
- reviewing credit files
- participating in credit committees
- conducting visits to branches of the potential PFIs to assess the operations of the institutions on location at the branch level
- presenting findings and recommendations to the management of potential PFIs and to ADB