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Emerging Markets


Asian countries are among the most densely populated in the world. Description of countries in Asia…

Bangladesh, Dubai , India, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam


African countries are among the poorest in the world, though significant progress has been made in providing access to finance through microfinance among other services. The political and economic challenges of this continent are profound. East Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world, suffering from the effects of economic limitations and mismanagement, local corruption and inter-ethnic conflict. The region contains many of the least developed countries in the world affected by years of civil wars, wars between neighboring countries and natural disasters. The poverty levels are extremely high with the percentage of people living on less than a day ranging from 50% to 85%. Famines, drought and disease are common throughout the region. According to the United Nations Human Development report in 2009, all of the East African countries were among the bottom ranked 35 countries.

SBC’s work in East Africa will assist MFIs in increasing access to funding and technical capacity for specific products as well as impact assessments and social performance review.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia

Latin America:

Description of economic situation characterizing Latin America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru

Transition Economies Former Soviet Union:

From the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 economies of the former Soviet Union have been transitioning to more market driven from centralized command economies. Large companies have been privatized or gone into liquidation.  Foreign direct investment has spurred new growth as has an entrepreneurial ventures often supported by high tech. Nonetheless, the standard of living in many economies remains low, the business enabling environment is weak, infrastructure antiquated and failing and regulation not yet streamlined. This part of the world continues to attract capital and interest and deserves attention.

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan