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Microenterprises Training Services
This Multilateral Investment Fund operation tests and demonstrates the feasibility of establishing, on a small scale, a sustainable market for training services to small and microentrepreneurs (SMEs), in order to improve their competitiveness and productivity. The three components are: a) an Information and Referral Service (IRS); b) a Training Voucher System (TVS); and c) a Training Technologies Development Fund (TTDF). The first component will: a) facilitate the access of SMEs to the available supply of training services and, eventually, to other non-financial SME services; b) orient the suppliers of these training services regarding the needs and preferences of the SMEs; and c) facilitate client/supplier negotiations regarding adequacy, quality, and price of the training courses. The Guyana Volunteers Consultancy Ltd. (GVC), the executing agency, will establish three or four strategically located "information desks" in different cities, which will: a) channel two-way information to and from suppliers and clients b) demand preferences and course offerings; c) maintain a database of information on clients; d) establish and maintain a database on suppliers and courses; e) publicize and disseminate information about the program components; and f) report to GVC and the Program Consultative Committee (PCC) the statistics on voucher disbursement, courses offered and demanded, and qualitative information received from potential and actual clients and training institutions (TIs). The second component will: a) promote SME demand for training through the application of a direct partial subsidy (vouchers); b) promote the adaptation of the existing, and potential, supply of these services to the needs and preferences of the SMEs, by requiring that the vouchers collected by the participating TIs be redeemed after course completion and initial payment of cash co-payment by the clients; and c) generate increasing sustainability of the SME training market. The third component supports the identification, diffusion, and application of pedagogic and administrative innovations and teaching technologies within the participating TIs, giving them expert advice and training in how to structure training products and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 10, 1999

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 1,433,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 533,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 900,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/MH-6750-GY Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Human Resource Facility Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/MH-6750-GY
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Human Resource Facility
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
PPMR for MIF project TC9807069 - ATN_MH-6750-GY [1783370].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
PPMR for MIF project TC9807069 - ATN_MH-6750-GY December, 2000 [1783371].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
Desarrollo del mercado de servicios de capacitación para microempresas [454664].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
GUYANA_ Development of the Microenterprise Training Services Market [1103375].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Closed Phase
Project Completion Report
Microenterprise Training Services Marketing Program - MIF_AT-301 MPCR [630514].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Final Evaluation Report
MIF_AT-301 - Development of a Micro-enterprise Training Services market - Final Evaluation [1546136].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Preparation Phase
Project Abstract
Project Abstract for MIF project TC9807069 - ATN_MH-6750-GY [1793007].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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