Microinsurance Regulatory & Supply Side Lands...

December 28, 2018

Microinsurance Regulatory & Supply Side Landscape in Pakistan

Gearing Towards Microenterprise Lending

December 28, 2018

Microenterprise lending in Pakistan has been low when compared to the total microcredit portfolio, with over 116 thousand microenterprise loans (as compared to 6.5 million microcredit loans) as of June 2018 . Despite the passage of more than six years since microenterprise lending was allowed by the State Bank of Pakistan, outreach is still low, and the sector is yet to reach its potential. This note examines the importance of MSMEs in the context of Pakistan’s economy, the regulatory and policy environment in place and discusses possible strategies which could be undertaken to improve lending and expand outreach to reach its potential in Pakistan. This paper borrows from the ‘MSME Strategy Workshop’ organized by PMN in which various aspects of MSME lending were discussed in detail by the leading practitioners including the status of lending to the sector by MFPs, the challenges faced by players and the landscape of MSMEs in the country.

MicroWatch Issue 49

November 20, 2018

MicroWatch Issue 49

Micro Insurance Regulatory & Supply Landscape...

October 17, 2018

Micro Insurance Regulatory & Supply Landscape in Pakistan


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