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Our presence in Turkey, Caucasus & Central Asia

Frankfurt School has been firmly rooted in the Turkey, Caucasus & Central Asia region through the establishment of our first regional office in Turkey in 2003. Since then, the region has evolved to become a critical pillar of our operations and we are currently managing ongoing projects in eight countries: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Our consultancy assignments cover the entire spectrum of our thematic areas, with a particular focus on agri-finance, climate finance, SME finance, women banking. Our long presence in Turkey and project offices in multiple countries of operation have allowed us to develop excellent insights into the financial and business sectors that leverage the historically close-knit cultural, ethnic, and linguistic ties between the countries of the region.

More information about some of our flagship projects in the region can be found below.

Project Experience

Armenia l KfW l 2016 – 2018 

Housing Finance Program Phase IV

Azerbaijan l EBRD l 2015 – 2019

Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility (AzAFF) – Technical Cooperation Programme - Phase I

Azerbaijan l EBRD l 2015 – 2019

Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility (AzAFF) – Technical Cooperation Programme: ICT-solution AzALES

Georgia l AFD l 2018 2023

Implementation of a technical assistance project within the framework of the AFD-ENPARD programme for access to agricultural finance for small scale semi-commercial farms and cooperatives in Georgia (FinExCoop Georgia) – Phase I & II

Georgia and Serbia l EBRD l 2018

Trade Ready Programme for Georgia and Serbia

Kazakhstan l EBRD l 2015 2022

The Kazakhstan Women in Business Programme (“KazWiB” ) (Phase 1 & 2)

Multiple countries l EBRD l 2016 – ongoing

Development and Deployment of Business Lens Platform for EBRD’s Women in Business Programmes

Multiple countries l EBRD l 2018 – ongoing

Treasury Risk Management and Capital Markets Seminar Framework

Multiple countries l EIB l 2020 2024

Framework Agreements to support EIB Financial Sector Operations inside and outside of the European Union. Lot 1: Access to Finance SMEs and MidCap

Tajikistan l KfW l 2014 2019 

Housing Finance Programme: Consulting Services for the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Participating Financial Institutions, Phase I and II

Tajikistan l EU l 2014 – 2019

Enhanced competitiveness of Tajik agribusiness (ECTAP)

Tajikistan l EBRD l 2019 – 2022

Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Tajikistan

Turkey l AFD l 2018 – 2019

Technical Assistance Programmes to Vakifbank’s Staff and Clients

Turkey l EBRD l 2018

Strengthening the EBRD’s approach to innovation and innovation policy in Turkey

Turkey l EBRD l 2017 –  2020

Mapping Agribusiness Support Measures in Turkey (Phase II & III)

Turkey l EBRD l 2014 2021

Turkey Women in Business (TurWiB) Technical Cooperation Programme Phase 1 & 2

Turkey l EBRD l 2010 2017

Turkey Agricultural Finance Facility (TURAFF) – Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – Lending Programme Phases I to IV

Turkey l KfW l 2019 – 2020

Empowering the Private Sector in Turkey to Create Formal Employment for Syrian Refugees and the Turkish Host Community

Turkey l EBRD l 2019 – 2020

National Energy Efficiency Financing Mechanism Roadmap and Supporting the Establishment of Competitive Energy Efficiency Tender Mechanism in Turkey

Uzbekistan l ADB l 2019 – ongoing

Support to the Operationalisation of the Uzbekistan Mortgage Refinancing Company (UMRC)

Regional Office and Contact

Regional Office Turkey

Beştepe Mah. Nergiz Sok. No: 7/2
Via Tower İş Merkezi Daire: 69
06560 Söğütözü, Ankara, Turkey