Financial Services

GBSI has worked with banks and corporations to identify bankable projects for funding.   We thus have experience operating in a financial environment in which small and medium enterprises have access for start up, expansion and working capital.  GBSI aims to create, promote and implement practical and innovative solutions to overcome obstacles to the flow of financial services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the areas of performance systems, institutional capacity and appropriate products.  GBSI also works on methodologies to increase the quantity and quality of effective financial products and services, including micro insurance and micro savings.

Business Enabling Environment: We leverage our knowledge of private sector development and microeconomic reform to improve the business enabling environment that becomes the foundation for policy reform to promote sound fiscal policy and public finance.
Institutional Development: GBSI brings the best in class knowledge and information on institutional frameworks, institutional processes and operations. The key components of institutional development and strengthening are people, processes and innovative systems. GBSI recruits, vets and trains the appropriate human resources to develop and strengthen emerging organizations so that they can become global market players. Often what makes the difference in investing in new projects is the executives and management that will operate the companies.
GBSI is building an institutional development tool which offers a performance tracking measurement system that microfinance institutions can use to track, review, repair and strengthen the financial performance of their companies. GBSI works to strengthen microfinance institutions (MFIs) to prepare for supervision and regulation by governments so that the MFIs will become sustainable players to confront the increased risk in the economy and take into account the specific needs of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs).

Financial Sector Infrastructure:Recognizing that improvements in financial sector regulation and access to finance drastically affect broad-based economic growth, we address constraints to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) financing and work towards effective use of credit bureaus, well-functioning capital markets, effective and sustainable banking supervision, and the use of innovative mobile technologies.

Financial Products: GBSI develops products, systems and processes to enhance the capacity of financial institutions to provide financial products and services for MSEs and underserved businesses.  Our products allow the financial institutions to provide diversified financial products to serve a larger client base.