Joint Learning Programme (JLP): Building an Inclusive MSME Financing Ecosystem

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and AFI are pleased to inform you that the date for the Joint Learning Programme on  'Building an Inclusive MSME Financing Ecosystem' is confirmed for 9-13 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.


What are the objectives of the Joint Learning Programme (JLP)?

Access to finance if a key challenge for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) globally because it is perceived as risk-prone and expensive to service. Therefore, it is critical for financial regulators to support MSMEs in finding ways to circumvent these challenges. This JLP will delve into the various aspects of building a robust MSME financing ecosystem.

SMEs are a critical component of growth in the Malaysian economy. In 2016, SMEs contributed to 36.1 percent of the country’s GDP. This has been possible because of the collaborative efforts of diverse stakeholders who have worked together to make the ecosystem robust. The SME Masterplan 2012-2020 of Malaysia identifies six High Impact Programs (HIPs) to accelerate growth of SMEs — SME finance being one of them. Malaysia has a comprehensive financing support for the development of SMEs at all stages of the business life-cycle. This JLP will showcase the success story of Malaysia and highlight the key players of the master plan.

At the end of this JLP, the delegates will be able to:

  1. Identify the ecosystem and SME Masterplan (2012-2020) of Malaysia that ensures a balanced demand and supply
  2. Outline existing credit infrastructure in Malaysia that helps enhance MSME credit abilities
  3. Recognise the contribution of FinTech to the existing MSME financing landscape in Malaysia
  4. Define the roles of Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in assisting better access to MSME finance
  5. Assess the risks, challenges and approaches adopted for effective MSME financing options
  6. Evaluate the overall comprehensive MSME development through interactions with multiple stakeholders 

Who should attend?

The JLP is designed and open only to head of institutions. Participants will be Governors, Deputy Governors from emerging economies, from the AFI network. Successful implementation of national strategies depends on the effective collaboration of stakeholders. Member institutions have been given the option to come along with one head of one stakeholder institution (such as, from the Ministry of Finance, MSME Development Agency) that has a critical role in the implementation of their MSME policies.

How to register?

Registration for this event is now closed.  


Please feel free to get in touch with us at Capacity.Building@afi-global.org if you have any questions.