Planning & Designing Investments in SMEs (Level I, Certification Program on SME Banking)

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Planning and Designing Investment in SMEs (Level I, Certification Program on SME Banking)
February 17-28, 2014 – Manila, Philippines

Rationale:
Because of its economic and social significance, SMEs are used as strategy for development. It has been a major element in economic planning in developing countries. It has become a major investment for development financing institutions and international aid agencies. Even commercial banks find SME financing a profitable business. Many government agencies are now dispensing financial and technical assistance to SMEs. Very significant amount of capital in developing and more developed countries is invested in SMEs. SMEs employ large number of people. It is an effective labor generator for an expanding economy. It is also a training ground for future entrepreneurs.
In this 2-week training program participants will gain important concepts and skills in different aspects considered important in the planning and designing investments in SME. They will also get a deeper insight in the concepts of development finance.
Officials from SME banks, development banks, nonbank development financing institutions in the government and NGOs, and commercial banks who are directly and indirectly involved in SME programs will benefit from the training program.

Topics Included:
The Concept of Development Finance
Place of SME in the process of economic development
Role of SME in supplying the missing ingredients for development
Characteristics of SME as development projects
The business of DFIs vs. the business of SMEs
Planning and Management of SME
Important Concepts in Planning and Designing SMEs
Commercial Aspect of SME
Technical Aspect of SME
Financial and economic analysis for SME
Administrative and Organizational Aspect SME
Economic Aspect of SME
Environmental protection and SME
Roles of development financing institution in the Management of SME
Market penetration for start-up SMES
Conduit financing for SMEs

Methodology:
The course will utilize a combination of seminars and workshops. The seminars will consist of short lectures, demonstrations, and examples. The workshops will involve short case studies and computation exercises. The participants will be working on their assignments using computers. The participants will be encouraged to express their previous experiences in the management of SME. They will also be given an opportunity to compare the concepts being discussed in class with actual practices of selected DFIs in managing SME programs thru educational field visits.

Duration & Venue: 2 weeks: February 17-28, 2014; Manila, Philippines

For inquiries, please call the ADFIAP Secretariat, telephone number +63 2 8161672; +62 2 8435892; Email: inquiries@adfiap.org; visit us online: www.adfiap.org.

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