The Legal and Regulatory Environment for Microfinance in Egypt

Jun 15, 2009 | Chemonics International Inc., CGAP | USAID
The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of the legal and regulatory environment for microfinance in Egypt, with the following specific objectives: identifying key legal barriers and obstacles that would prevent Microfinance Institutions (NGO-MFIs) from transforming into Microfinance Companies (MFCs), identifying relevant Egyptian laws and regulations that should be harmonized with the recently drafted General Rules for Microfinance Companies, and developing specific recommendations to resolve issues identified under both objectives.