ISLAMIC FINANCE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
LEVERAGING ISLAMIC FINANCE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED LIVELIHOODS AND SMES IN AFGHANISTAN
UNDP IICPSD has been providing technical assistance services related to Islamic finance to the UNDP Afghanistan Country Office, assisting the country office in leveraging Islamic finance to impact local livelihoods and SMEs.
As part of this effort, IICPSD has developed two reports: “Microfinance Landscape in Afghanistan and Islamic Financing Alternatives: Assessment and Strategic Recommendations”, and “Pre-Feasibility Study on Engaging Islamic Finance Modalities in Credit Guarantee Funds”
ENHANCING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE OF VULNERABLE SMES IN DJIBOUTI
IICPSD also provides technical assistance on Islamic Microfinance Development in Djibouti. In 2021, under the “Enhancing Economic Resilience of Vulnerable SMEs in Djibouti” project, IICPSD provided technical assistance covering an assessment study of the Islamic microfinance ecosystem in Djibouti and a strategic recommendations report, including a pilot model for the Islamic microfinance program in the country and a product proposal.