Karandaaz Pakistan


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: US$36,590

Start Date: 2017-04-01

End Date: 2017-08-31


Team Members

Dr. Talat Anwar
(Team Leader)

Project Description

Karandaaz Pakistan required the services of a firm to conduct an assessment of the uptake of Warehouse Receipt Financing in Pakistan after SBP issued guidelines for its implementation. Karandaaz, with its mandate to improve the financial inclusion situation in the country, is looking at WHR Financing as an effective means of improving farmer's access to formal lines of credit.

Services provided by APEX

APEX Consulting Pakistan conducted 27 KII's across Punjab and Sindh, in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. The KII's were conducted with current or potential stakeholders in Warehouse Receipt Financing, which included Banks, Traders, Storage, and Logistic Providers, Financial service providers, and regulatory authorities. The firm compiled a report based on their findings regarding the current situation of the WHR financing ecosystem and its potential for growth in Pakistan.