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Study of Savings and Loan Cooperatives for Identification of Investment
The objective of the consulting engagement is: a) to carry out a diagnostic of Brazilian Saving and Loan cooperatives and regulatory environment b) to identify those cooperatives and cooperative systems that are solid and that have the potential to become leaders in the provision of financial services to micro-enterprises; and c) to identify weaknesses and specific obstacles that can be addressed through one or more MIF financed projects in order to help the finance institutions expand their services to the micro segment.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

April 28, 2004

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

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Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 65,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 65,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/IM-8693-BR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Italian Trust Fund for MIF Project Prepa Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/IM-8693-BR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Italian Trust Fund for MIF Project Prepa
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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