FIRST aims to support economic growth and poverty reduction in low- and middle-income countries by promoting robust and diverse financial sectors.

FIRST works in a wide range of sectors: Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Pensions, other nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs), Financial and Information Infrastructures, Crisis Preparedness, Financial Sector Strategy and others.

Project Portfolio

FIRST has thus far supported policy makers and regulatory bodies in more than 115 low - and middle - income countries.

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A focus on results is at the heart of FIRST's operations. FIRST’s Results Measurement Framework is integrated in the project life cycle.


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Recently Approved Projects

Honduras#C022 Asset Management Capacity Building

Maldives #C001 Enabling a Non-Bank Mobile Money Solution

OECS #B052 Diversifying the Financial System

Recently Completed Projects

Costa Rica #A010 Analytical Framework for Assessing Systemic Risk

Armenia #10232 Enhancing Corporate Financial Reporting

South Africa #10278 Regulatory Reform on Resolution and Financial Inclusion