SCBF | Swiss Capacity Building Facility

for Income and Employment Generation

Feasibility Studies

The supportive ‘FEASIBILITY STUDY WINDOW’ (FSW) co-funds the preparation of feasibility studies and business plans (as well as related activities) that are preconditions for (1) introducing insurances services, and (2) transforming successful financial inclusion programmes into regulated financial institutions, and (3) establishing greenfield financial institutions in environments in which the existing financial institutions are unable or not willing to engage in inclusive financial services. The FSW helps preparing the groundwork for developing subsequent action-oriented proposals for the PUW and thus excludes any academic research. It is earmarked for members and SDC Partners only.

Financial education in an inclusive finance appreoach based on the development of Savings and Credit Groups

Contract: FEW-05

Country: Mozambique

Partner Financial Institution: Micro Banco FIDES Mozambique (MBFM)


Feasibility of microinsurance partner-agent model for ENPO with CIL

Contract: FSW-09

Country: Egypt

Partner Financial Institution: Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) & Commercial International Life Insurance Company (CIL)


Myanmar Microfinance Ltd. – Preparation phase

Contract: FSW-08

Country: Myanmar

Partner Financial Institution: Myanmar Microfinance Ltd. (MMF)


Leading the expansion of gendered individual lending

Contract: 2012-09

Country: India

Partner Financial Institution: Ujjivan Financial Services


Institutional strengthening for financial inclusion

Contract: 2012-06

Country: Guatemala

Partner Financial Institution: Apoyo Integral Guatemala & Apoyo Integral Inversiones

2012-06_FactSheet_Guatemala_Apoyo Integral

Introduction of micro insurance in the product offer of rural MFI in Senegal

Contract: 2012-01

Country: Senegal

Partner Financial Institution: St Louis Finance S.A.


Promoting access to savings for the working poor in Ecuador

Contract: 2011-09

Country: Ecuador

Partner Financial Institution: Credifé & Banco Pichincha


Better outreach and productivity for financial services in rural areas through the use of mobile phone technology

Contract: 2011-02

Country: Senegal

Partner Financial Institution: St Louis Finance S.A.


Achieving lasting financial sustainability by setting up a modern risk management system

Contract: 2012-12

Country: Vietnam

Partner Financial Institution: Tinh Thuong One-member Limited Liability Microfinance Institution (TYM)

2012-12_FactSheet_Vietnam_FIDES & J.Bald_TYM

Down-scaling to increase outreach to microfinance clients

Contract: 2012-11

Country: Nepal

Partner Financial Institution: NMB Bank Limited


Replicating Caregiver: Providing health microinsurance to low-income clients of Association Al Amana

Contract: 2013-05

Country: Morocco

Partner Financial Institution: Association Al Amana

2013-05_FactSheet_Morocco_WWB_Al Amana

Fine-tuning of products range and adaptation of the ADVANS model to Pakistan

Contract: 2013-04

Country: Pakistan

Partner Financial Institution: ADVANS Pakistan


Providing Access to Finance for Haiti’s Rural and Agricultural Populations

Contract: 2013-10

Country: Haiti

Partner Financial Institution: FINCA Haiti

Building Capacity to Expand Housing Microfinance in Central America

Contract: 2013-11

Country: El Salvador & Honduras

Partner Financial Institution: COMIXMUL & Fundacion Campo/Enlace

Development of an ePayment solution adapted to micromerchants

Contract: FSW-02

Country: Morocco

Partner Financial Institution: future KiWi Morocco


Support to the transformation of UNRWA MD into a microfinance bank

Contract: FSW-04

Country: OPT, Jordan

Partner Financial Institution: UNRWA


Microinsurance – Strategic Business Development for ENDA Interarabe

Contract: FSW-05

Country: Tunisia

Partner Financial Institution: Enda inter-arabe



[Status 31 December 2016]

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The following feasibility studies have been approved by the SCBF so far. For more information on a specific study click on the respective factsheet or study below:


FSW-01 Factsheet  Tanzania  FINCA & Stonestep (completed)

FSW-02 Factsheet_Morocco_KiWi (completed)

FSW-03 Factsheet  Latin America   Swisscontact (completed)

FSW-04 Factsheet  Palestine  FIDES  UNRWA (completed)

FSW-05 Factsheet  Tunisia  MIC  Enda (completed)

FSW-06 Factsheet  Western Africa  PlaNet Guarantee (completed)

FSW-07 Factsheet  Tanzania  Syngenta Foundation  Kilimo Salama (completed)

FSW-08 Factsheet  Myanmar  FIDES   MMF (completed)

FSW-09 Factsheet  Egypt   FIDES   ENPO (incomplete)

FSW-10 Factsheet  Kenya  Habitat (completed)

FSW-11 Factsheet  Myanmar  Stonestep  Pact

FSW-13 Factsheet  Ghana  Swiss Microfinance Holding

FSW-14 Factsheet  Bangladesh_Syngenta Foundation 

FSW-15 Factsheet_Myanmar  Syngenta Foundation


Feasibility Studies

FSW-01  Feasibility Study   Tanzania   FINCA & Stonestep

FSW-02  Feasibility Study   Morocco   KiWi

FSW-03  Feasibility Study   LatinAmerica   Swisscontact

FSW-04  Feasibility Study   Palestine   FIDES   UNRWA (coming soon)

FSW-05  Feasibility Study   Tunisia   MIC_Enda

FSW-06  Feasibility Study   Western Africa   PlaNet Guarantee

FSW-07  Feasibility Study   Tanzania   Syngenta Foundation   Kilimo Salama

FSW-07   VIDEO: Kilimo Salama – Safe Farming in Kenya and Rwanda

FSW-08  Feasibility Study   Myanmar   FIDES   AMFIM

FSW-10   Feasibility Study    Kenya   Habitat