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Institutional Evaluations and Sector Study

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As a subcontractor to AViD Consulting Corporation, Banyan Global carried out an institutional evaluation of five local USAID partners in Egypt. We also conducted an overview of the microfinance sector, including such support facilities as a credit guarantee company and a technical services provider. Banque du Caire, the largest provider of microfinance in Egypt, with more than 60,000 clients, as well as the Alexandria, Dakheleya, and Assiut business associations, each with more than 40,000 clients, were among the institutions examined. In addition, our team facilitated individual interviews and focus groups with select program clients to assess the program’s demand, impact, and relevance. The evaluation and sector study were the first in USAID’s 15 years of support to Egypt’s microfinance sector. The results will guide future program interventions.