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1.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Developing Sri Lanka’s SME sector

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Developing Sri Lanka’s SME sector
Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Funded By Other Funding Agencies
Country Ghana , Western Africa
Project Value Plz Refer Document
Project Detail

Sri Lanka’s economic development continues to be strongly characterised by regional disparity. The Sri Lankan Government intends to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to profit from Germany’s experience in this area. It hopes that this will stimulate employment, especially for the country’s historically disadvantaged regions, thus making a long-term, sustainable contribution to maintaining peace and stability.

Objective
More favourable conditions for inclusive SME development have been established.

Approach
The project consists of three components:

Promoting the microfinance sector. This component was successfully concluded in November 2012.
SME financing. Partnerships with three banks have been established. Following capacity development measures, bank employees are better able to serve SMEs in the disadvantaged regions by means of additional branch offices and new products. SME owners also receive direct support. They are given information regarding financing options and standards and advised on such topics as wording loan applications and interacting with banks.
Technology transfer and innovation. The entire system that enables SMEs to invest in new technologies is being strengthened. Research facilities, universities and other service providers are providing SMEs with more targeted support. They are receiving expert advice and being familiarised with examples of successful practice in Asia and Europe.
Results achieved so far

Promoting the microfinance sector
By the time this component was concluded, 2.9 million clients had been reached through the partner organisations. Direct and particularly intensive training and counselling measures were used to support 18,000 marginalised people such as war refugees, displaced persons, widows and unemployed young people.

SME financing / technology transfer and innovation

A draft for a national SME political framework has been drawn up and includes key ideas for a national strategy for the social integration of Sri Lanka.
A suggestion for the establishment, operation and structure of a ‘Technology Transfer Fund’ has been drawn up. The concept focuses on smaller enterprises and technical support for enterprises from less developed regions.
Intensive working relationships exist with Sri Lankan actors operating in the areas of technology transfer and innovation. International contacts are being established, and a discussion of the future structure of the innovation landscape, particularly in regard to access for regional actors, has been initiated.
SMEs, particularly in disadvantaged regions, have better knowledge of bookkeeping and access to financial services.
Providers of financial services are more willing to offer SME financing.
Innovative SMEs in the country’s northern and eastern areas are provided with direct support in the form of pilot projects.
Enterprises from the north, east, and other regions are learning together and sharing their experiences.

Sector Other Industries

Contact Details

Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Address Postfach 12 03 22, 53045 Bonn, Germany, Tel: +49 / 228 / 9 95 35-0, Fax: +49 / 228 / 9 95 35-35 00.
Web Site http://www.bmz.de/

2.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP)

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  • Ghana
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Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP)
Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Funded By Other Funding Agencies
Country Ghana , Western Africa
Project Value Plz Refer Document
Project Detail

For several years, the water supply and wastewater sector in Egypt has been undergoing a very dynamic reform process. The current priority is to improve the organisational and institutional environment. Responsibilities in this area are being progressively transferred away from governorate-owned and run enterprises and assigned to the newly established water supply and sewage disposal utilities. The new enterprises will be consolidated step by step in a holding company (Holding Company for Water and Wastewater — HCWW). This move towards commercialisation is expected to significantly improve the situation in the water and wastewater sector. As yet, neither the holding company nor the governorates’ enterprises are in a position to perform their water supply and wastewater disposal services economically and efficiently.

Objective
Water supply and wastewater disposal services are improved in selected Egyptian governorates.

Approach
The programme consists of four components:

Capacity development in the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater
The focus is on measures in the fields of management, corporate development and basic and further training as well as on the restructuring of working processes and annual business planning.
Improving human resource management in the water and wastewater sector
Transparency and the principle of efficiency are to be incorporated in the holding company and the affiliated water and wastewater utilities by introducing a standardised training and certification system (Management and Technical Career Path) and a new staff recruitment procedure.
Capacity development of selected regional water and wastewater utilities
In the water utility in the Qena Governorate, the skill and capacity development of management and workers promotes the expansion and development of the enterprise. Other utilities, for example the Qena Company for Water and Wastewater (QCWW), are being advised on the introduction of quality management.
Support for sectoral reform in the areas of water supply and wastewater management in inadequately supplied and informal settlement areas
Implementation strategies are being developed on the basis of the new water policy, particularly for rural sanitary provision and for water supply and wastewater disposal in informal settlements. The objective is to make a contribution to poverty-orientated investment policy.

German technical cooperation provides specialised, organisational and process-oriented consultation using international, regional and local experts and implements further training and advanced training measures. Pilot measures for water supply and wastewater disposal in Qena are supported through local subsidies, equipment and materials.

Results achieved so far
In both the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) and in its subsidiary enterprises, organisational processes were improved.

The HCWW is presently drawing up a business plan in which all of the enterprise’s future business processes are listed and planned. Among them are the work areas advised by the programme:

accreditation of the newly-established reference laboratory to ISO 17025
establishment of a standardised national training system
continuous updating of the regional master plans
introduction of a certification system for operation of a water treatment and clarification plant

The keystone to improvement of management competence in Qena is introduction of the new organisational chart. It regulates responsibilities and describes clearly all the functions in the company. The staff make constant improvements in operations (improving work and maintenance routines and introducing energy-saving methods), in the financial administration (budgeting and bookkeeping) and the management of the company training measures.

The programme achieved particular successes in launching decentralised wastewater management systems in selected rural areas. Through the self-administered system, put into practise by members of the local population, sewage flooding village streets was eliminated, hygienic conditions in the community improved immediately and the costs of wastewater disposal fell.

In the process of advising the housing ministry a draft policy has been submitted and is now under discussion in the water sector.

Sector Water & Sanitation

Contact Details

Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Address Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche, Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Postfach 12 03 22, 53045 Bonn, Germany, Tel: +49/228/99535-0.
Web Site www.bmz.de/en

3.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Developing Sri Lanka’s SME sector

  • Plz Refer Document
  • Ghana
view notice less notice
Developing Sri Lanka’s SME sector
Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Funded By Other Funding Agencies
Country Ghana , Western Africa
Project Value Plz Refer Document
Project Detail

Sri Lanka’s economic development continues to be strongly characterised by regional disparity. The Sri Lankan Government intends to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to profit from Germany’s experience in this area. It hopes that this will stimulate employment, especially for the country’s historically disadvantaged regions, thus making a long-term, sustainable contribution to maintaining peace and stability.

Objective
More favourable conditions for inclusive SME development have been established.

Approach
The project consists of three components:

Promoting the microfinance sector. This component was successfully concluded in November 2012.
SME financing. Partnerships with three banks have been established. Following capacity development measures, bank employees are better able to serve SMEs in the disadvantaged regions by means of additional branch offices and new products. SME owners also receive direct support. They are given information regarding financing options and standards and advised on such topics as wording loan applications and interacting with banks.
Technology transfer and innovation. The entire system that enables SMEs to invest in new technologies is being strengthened. Research facilities, universities and other service providers are providing SMEs with more targeted support. They are receiving expert advice and being familiarised with examples of successful practice in Asia and Europe.

Results achieved so far

Promoting the microfinance sector
By the time this component was concluded, 2.9 million clients had been reached through the partner organisations. Direct and particularly intensive training and counselling measures were used to support 18,000 marginalised people such as war refugees, displaced persons, widows and unemployed young people.

SME financing / technology transfer and innovation

A draft for a national SME political framework has been drawn up and includes key ideas for a national strategy for the social integration of Sri Lanka.

A suggestion for the establishment, operation and structure of a ‘Technology Transfer Fund’ has been drawn up. The concept focuses on smaller enterprises and technical support for enterprises from less developed regions.

Intensive working relationships exist with Sri Lankan actors operating in the areas of technology transfer and innovation. International contacts are being established, and a discussion of the future structure of the innovation landscape, particularly in regard to access for regional actors, has been initiated.

SMEs, particularly in disadvantaged regions, have better knowledge of bookkeeping and access to financial services.

Providers of financial services are more willing to offer SME financing.

Innovative SMEs in the country’s northern and eastern areas are provided with direct support in the form of pilot projects.

Enterprises from the north, east, and other regions are learning together and sharing their experiences.

Sector Other Industries

Contact Details

Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Address Postfach 12 03 22, 53045 Bonn, Germany, Tel: +49 / 228 / 9 95 35-0, Fax: +49 / 228 / 9 95 35-35 00.
Web Site http://www.bmz.de/

4.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP)

  • Plz Refer Document
  • Ghana
view notice less notice
Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP)
Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Funded By Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Country Ghana , Western Africa
Project Value Plz Refer Document
Project Detail

For several years, the water supply and wastewater sector in Egypt has been undergoing a very dynamic reform process. The current priority is to improve the organisational and institutional environment. Responsibilities in this area are being progressively transferred away from governorate-owned and run enterprises and assigned to the newly established water supply and sewage disposal utilities. The new enterprises will be consolidated step by step in a holding company (Holding Company for Water and Wastewater — HCWW). This move towards commercialisation is expected to significantly improve the situation in the water and wastewater sector. As yet, neither the holding company nor the governorates’ enterprises are in a position to perform their water supply and wastewater disposal services economically and efficiently.

Objective
Water supply and wastewater disposal services are improved in selected Egyptian governorates.

Approach
The programme consists of four components:

Capacity development in the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater
The focus is on measures in the fields of management, corporate development and basic and further training as well as on the restructuring of working processes and annual business planning.
Improving human resource management in the water and wastewater sector
Transparency and the principle of efficiency are to be incorporated in the holding company and the affiliated water and wastewater utilities by introducing a standardised training and certification system (Management and Technical Career Path) and a new staff recruitment procedure.
Capacity development of selected regional water and wastewater utilities
In the water utility in the Qena Governorate, the skill and capacity development of management and workers promotes the expansion and development of the enterprise. Other utilities, for example the Qena Company for Water and Wastewater (QCWW), are being advised on the introduction of quality management.
Support for sectoral reform in the areas of water supply and wastewater management in inadequately supplied and informal settlement areas
Implementation strategies are being developed on the basis of the new water policy, particularly for rural sanitary provision and for water supply and wastewater disposal in informal settlements. The objective is to make a contribution to poverty-orientated investment policy.

German technical cooperation provides specialised, organisational and process-oriented consultation using international, regional and local experts and implements further training and advanced training measures. Pilot measures for water supply and wastewater disposal in Qena are supported through local subsidies, equipment and materials.

Results achieved so far
In both the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) and in its subsidiary enterprises, organisational processes were improved.

The HCWW is presently drawing up a business plan in which all of the enterprise’s future business processes are listed and planned. Among them are the work areas advised by the programme:

accreditation of the newly-established reference laboratory to ISO 17025
establishment of a standardised national training system
continuous updating of the regional master plans
introduction of a certification system for operation of a water treatment and clarification plant

The keystone to improvement of management competence in Qena is introduction of the new organisational chart. It regulates responsibilities and describes clearly all the functions in the company. The staff make constant improvements in operations (improving work and maintenance routines and introducing energy-saving methods), in the financial administration (budgeting and bookkeeping) and the management of the company training measures.

The programme achieved particular successes in launching decentralised wastewater management systems in selected rural areas. Through the self-administered system, put into practise by members of the local population, sewage flooding village streets was eliminated, hygienic conditions in the community improved immediately and the costs of wastewater disposal fell.

In the process of advising the housing ministry a draft policy has been submitted and is now under discussion in the water sector.

Sector Water & Sanitation

Contact Details

Company Name German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Address Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche, Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Postfach 12 03 22, 53045 Bonn, Germany, Tel: +49/228/99535-0.
Web Site www.bmz.de/en

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