Region: South Asia
Start Date: 2017-04-01
End Date: 2017-08-31
Team MembersDr. Talat Anwar
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.
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.