Region: South Asia
Start Date: 2017-04-01
End Date: 2017-08-31
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 at WHR Financing as an effective means of improving farmers’ access to formal lines of credit
APEX Pakistan conducted 27 KIIs across Punjab and Sindh, in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The KIIs were conducted with current or potential stakeholders in Warehouse Receipt Financing, which included Banks, Traders, Storage and Logistics 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.