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MALAWI SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

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									MALAWI
SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Location
Nationwide

Client
Ministry of Trade and Industry
(MTI), Lilongwe

Financing
European Development Fund
(EDF), Brussels

Period
1981 - 1992 (3 phases)

Value of own Services
3.600 million US$




Project Description                                Scope of Services
Countrywide promotion programme for small          Provision of a Technical Assistance Team holding
enterprises in manufacturing, repair services,     executive positions in Lending Operations,
transportation, and agro-processing, run by the    Business Support Services, Finance and
Small Enterprise Development Organisation          Accounting and Impact Monitoring, with the
(SEDOM), a state-owned non-profit organisation     mandate to develop SEDOM and to step back into
under MTI. Promotional tools were:                 advisory positions as the organisation matures.

• financial assistance (mini-loans, term loans,    Services comprised:
  hire-purchase, equity participation and loan     • General:        Programme         design      and
  guarantee schemes)                                  implementation plan, development of a
• lending-related extension services, investment      corporate plan and establishment of SEDOM
  planning, business administration, technology       as a Trust Fund
  choice and production management                 • Lending: Definition of SEDOM's lending policy,
• provision of standard workshops in small            terms, principles and procedures, appraising,
  industrial estates and craft centres                securing, disbursing, supervising and finalising
• entrepreneurial training                            loans, overall portfolio management
• institution building and staff training          • Business Support Services: Managing lending-
                                                      related extension services in terms of
The impact of the programme was closely               technology choice, business plan preparation,
monitored by SEDOM's Impact Monitoring Unit.          procurement      and      marketing,    financial
Upon completion, key indicators revealed that         management; entrepreneurial training and
some 3,200 loans were supporting 10,500 full-         standard workshop provision in small industrial
time employment positions or 2.3 % of the             estates and craft centres
national formal sector employment.                 • Financial     Controlling:    Introduction    and
                                                      operation of an EDP-based management
                                                      information and accounting system
                                                   • Monitoring: Design and operation of an impact
                                                      monitoring system
                                                   • Training Programme: In-house on the basis of
                                                      SEDOM's instruction manuals, selected cour-
                                                      ses in-country and abroad

                                                   (Leading Partner of Joint Venture in Phases 2 and 3)

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