Country Study


The Country Study (CS) provides an overview of how conducive to investments a specific market is, with a focus on regulation/supervision and the functioning of the financial/microfinance sector. It also provides a screening of the main market players, mapping out the most promising financial service providers and those that might represent a good fit for investment and/or technical assistance.


The Country Study is intended to help interested stakeholders to:

  • Identify investment opportunities as well as opportunities for development and innovation in new markets and countries;
  • Identify challenges and potential risks characterizing markets of interest and evaluate needs of technical and financial support;
  • Identify promising financial service providers to facilitate deal sourcing.


Investors, DFIs, development agencies and other stakeholders engaged in responsible finance.

How it works?


The standard CS follows a 4-step process:

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