Global experience in more than 40 countries
Europe & Eurasia
FMI was founded in the wake of the Cold War to assist post-socialist nations to develop market-based economies. In the years since, FMI has been at the vanguard of economic development in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. FMI has worked with donor agencies and private institutions to develop and implement programs focusing on capital market development, corporate governance, legal reform, access to finance, credit guarantees, and securities exchange development. FMI has successfully implemented dozens of multi-year projects in the region, totaling over $100 million in value. Over the past two decades, FMI has worked in 12 countries in the Europe and Eurasia region.
FMI has implemented financial sector development programs across 12 countries in Asia, focusing on capital markets, banking, NBFI, securities markets, pensions, access to finance, and education. FMI has advised Central Banks and financial sector supervisors in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Mongolia. In Central Asia, FMI assisted the governments of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic to improve the legal and regulatory environment and strengthen capital markets. In India, FMI strengthened the legal, policy, and regulatory framework for commodity futures markets. And in Indonesia, FMI designed and implemented a nation-wide training, financial literacy, and workforce development program. FMI has also advised leading private-sector securities and commodity exchanges across the region.
Middle East & North Africa
FMI has implemented a series of Middle Eastern capital market, private sector development, and legal reform programs for USAID and other donors. In Jordan, FMI is supporting SMEs to improve their productivity and competitiveness, create new jobs, and access tailored financial product. FMI served as the principal USAID financial sector development advisor in West Bank/Gaza for nearly a decade, including implementing programs on banking, SME lending, NBFI development, and capital markets regulation. In Morocco, FMI improved and modernized key segments of the commercial law framework and court system. FMI has also advised private sector clients in the region, including the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation.
Additional Regional Experience
Beyond FMI’s core focus in Europe, Asia, and the MENA region, FMI has addressed key regional issues in Africa and Latin America. FMI implemented a comprehensive operational review of a major regional enterprise development fund, working across 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. FMI has also trained hundreds of financial advisors and business development specialists in South Africa, relying on a proprietary data analysis tool. In Latin America and the Caribbean, FMI has focused on trade and investment, poverty alleviation, and legal and regulatory reform. FMI implemented a three-year USAID project to promote trade and investment among Nicaragua’s leading export industries, and to improve the legal and regulatory enabling environment. FMI developed a country strategy for economic growth in Jamaica and provided technical assistance to the securities commission. In Brazil, FMI assisted the World Bank to support commodities and securities market reforms.