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EDF assessment and preparation of draft modality to future use of the EDF loan


Fund Management, Local Government and Decentralisation, Market Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Natural Resource Management, Good Governance and Public Administration, Natural Resource Management

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The economic diversification component Sida-Amhara Rural Development Programme, SARDP III aims at adding value to farm produce/product and for developing off-farm and non-farm activities of farmers attempting to supplement their household farming income. It does this mainly through the implementation of the enterprise development facility offering micro to large loans through MFIs and Savings and Credit Unions (secondary cooperatives). This activity is undertaken through a structure of government-employed facilitators, private business development service providers and government micro- and small-enterprise desks at woreda levels, and is facilitated through local financial intermediaries.

The major objective of this modality is to guide the assessment of the impact and performance of EDF scheme on households and target groups in the pilot 14 program Woredas. Furthermore it clarifies and suggests the best modality and procedure for EDF scheme and recommends a possible strategy to sustain the facility.