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Consolidation of the Rating Market for Microfinance Institutions
The project's general objective is to contribute to the consolidation of the rating market for microfinance. This objective will be reached by broadening the geographic reach of ratings, supporting smaller MFIs to afford initial ratings and by improving the understanding of the market of the benefits and limitations of different types of rating products

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

December 16, 2008

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 1,586,161.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 600,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 986,161.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-11435-RG Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-11435-RG
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) -
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [38051387].PDF
Published Sep. 11, 2013
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [37305249].PDF
Published Nov. 30, 2012
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [36997949].PDF
Published Sep. 04, 2012
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [36443725].PDF
Published Oct. 03, 2011
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-11435-RG [35821397].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Cuarto Informe Semestral Diciembre 2010 [35598053].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
FOMIN_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [35524307].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
FOMIN_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-11435-RG [35195817].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Regional_ Cooperación técnica no reembolsable para el proyecto“Consolidación del Mercado de Calificación Creditic [1839481].PDF
Published Jan. 16, 2009
Regional_ Nonreimbursable technical-cooperation funding for the project _Consolidation of the Rating Market for [1839442].PDF
Published Jan. 16, 2009
Closed Phase
Final Evaluation Report [38026295].DOCX
Published Aug. 29, 2013
Other Documents
Sustainability workshop [38018890].DOCX
Published Aug. 27, 2013

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