Approved Programme Value: US$6.25mn (BZE$12.5 million).

Approval Date: September 23, 2010

Date Agreements Signed: February 21, 2011.

Programme Emphasis:To enhance enterprise competitiveness and technical and financial support services to the private sector.


Components of the First Cycle Programme:

  1. Line of Credit to The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for on-lending to small and medium sized enterprises.

  2. Technical Assistance to DFC for Loans Management Information Systems Analysis.

  3. Grant to DFC to contribute to ‘Green/Environmentally Friendly Initiatives for in the Belizean Private Sector- (Government of Finland)

  4. Technical Assistance to the Government of Belize (GOBZ) to develop a functioning Management Information System to support the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP);

  5. Technical Assistance to BELTRAIDE to develop policy on micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs).

  6. Grant Northern Highway Rehabilitation project    (Haulover Bridge reconstruction).