The strengthening of the financial sector is of utmost importance in promoting economic prosperity and ensuring stability in developing and transitioning countries and in emerging markets.
Since the early 1990s, International Advisory Services (formerly Bankakademie International) has been committed to providing consulting and training services and addressing the needs of different stakeholders in the financial sector. On behalf of various agencies and development finance institutions (such as ADB, EU, EIB, EBRD, GTZ, IFC, KfW, World Bank) International Advisory Services carries out projects across the globe with the overall aim to strengthen the financial sector and thus contribute to improving access to finance for low-end population.
In order to further contribute to increasing access to finance for the low-income population and to better serve our clients in Africa, International Advisory Services opened its first regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, in June 2008.
Among others, our services cover a broad spectrum of financial issues and include: i) market research and financial sector diagnostics as well as feasibility studies, ii) development and implementation of technical assistance measures to improve the institutional capacity of commercial banks and microfinance institutions and iii) assistance in major change processes, such as transformation and merger exercises. In order to complement regional experience with technical expertise, International Advisory Services works through various competence centers, such as Microbanking Transformation, SME Finance, Risk Management, Energy Efficiency, Rural and Agricultural Finance as well as Housing Finance.