FIRST supports low- and middle-income countries in their efforts to strengthen financial sectors and ultimately achieve greater economic development and poverty alleviation. We offer small scale and short-term grants for Technical Assistance (TA) projects that contribute to more stable, more efficient and more inclusive financial systems. FIRST is a part of World Bank and follows bank's policies and procedures including anti-corruption policies.
We work in a wide range of sectors:
Our cross-cutting themes: Access to Finance, Crisis Preparedness, Strategic FSAP Implementation, and Legal Reform.
FIRST has thus far supported policy makers and regulatory bodies in more than 70 low - and middle - income countries.
FIRST Commitments by Region, Nov 12, 2012
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UGANDA | APRIL 29, 2011
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The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The Financial Sector Network of the World Bank Group helps countries strengthen their financial systems, develop their economies, and restructure and modernize financial institutions...