Trade-Related Financial Services - Sweden
The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned institute currently with 14 member countries: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The overall objective is to contribute towards human and institutional capacity development in the critical areas of macroeconomic and financial management for good governance and sustainable poverty reduction process. MEFMI client institutions have been: Ministries of finance, ministries of economic development and planning as well as central banks and other public institutions that interface with these core institutions. The capacity building targets two fronts, namely in-country training, and regional training. MEFMI is supported by Sweden, Norway, and the African Capacity Building Foundation.
For more information: http://www.mefmi.org/
The effort is a short-term plan for policy dialogue and capacity development for the Ukrainian authorities. Based on experience, current projects and the Ukrainian reform agenda the following five pillars have been selected: Investment climate, where support for the anti-corruption reform agenda is the main focus. The second pillar involves the banking sector, where the support will focus on the stabilization of the banking sector and the development of capital markets. The energy sector will be supported in the restructuring of state-owned businesses. The fourth pillar regards the corporate sector, where increased competitiveness, expansion of trade and access to credit are the main focal points – The project also aims to support the national infrastructure and increase the institutional capacity.