Date: August 8 - 12, 2016 Objective: 1. To start preparation of the Guyana Payments System project by developing the National Strategy for the Payments System reform. 2. To meet with the relevant private and public sector payments system stakeholders such as: commercial banks, Ministry of Finance/Treasury, Tax Authorities, remittance providers, payment service providers, and other financial institutions. Team: Jane Hwang, Senior Financial Sector Specialist and Lois Quinn, Senior Financial Sector Specialist.
Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) Analysis Mission for the project Promoting a Cluster Approach for Agricultural Diversification in Guyana Date:July 11-15, 2016. The Mission Team will conduct due diligence and project design for the proposed loan operation, which will provide agricultural finance to small scale farms exporting non-traditional crops under a contract farming arrangement. Objectives (i) meet with IPED, the proposed borrower and executing agency, (ii) conduct field visits to small-scale contract farms, and (iii) meet with Carana