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Agricultural Loan Evaluation System (ALES)

Through its scoring methodology ALES determines the credit risk of farmers' loan applications.

EaSI Technical Assistance

EaSI TA offers institutional assessments and tailored training to select microcredit providers in Europe.

IAS Publications

A selection of publications on Microfinance, CSR and other financial topics is available to the wider public.

Global Reach

Since starting our international advisory business in 1992, we have successfully designed, managed, and implemented over 1,000 development finance projects in more than 100 countries all over the globe. Currently a team of over 90 people manages more than 150 projects worldwide.

Southeast and Southern Asia

We have extensive and relevant track record in the Asian banking and financial sectors. Hence we are familiar with the regional conditions and have a vast network of local partner companies and experts.

Recently implemented and still on-going projects have taken us to Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia,  Philippines and China.

Caucasus region

IAS has extensive experience in the Caucasus region, as well as in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Those are the largest regions in terms of activity for us, with on-going projects in the following countries: Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.


We have a strong track record in implementing and managing development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in particular. 

Currently we have on-going projects in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia among others.


Recently implemented and still on-going projects have taken us to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia and West Bank Gaza.

We provide technical assistance in the fields of training, marketing strategy, and institutional strengthening in rural financing. We also conduct market research, due diligence, feasibility studies, assessments, evaluations, and other types of studies in all finance- and MSME-related areas.

Featured Projects, Tools & Publications

Agricultural Loan Evaluation System (ALES)

We have developed an innovative and comprehensive risk assessment model called - Agricultural Loan Evaluation System (ALES). The tool strengthens the agricultural lending capacity of financial institutions in developing countries and establishes the necessary link between farmers and financial institutions.

The ALES scoring system can be easily integrated into any financial institution’s agricultural lending policies and procedures.

EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

In the frame of the project “Operational and Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector within JASMINE/EaSI” launched in July 2015, EaSI Technical Assistance (TA) offers institutional assessments and tailored training to select microcredit providers in Europe.

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is leading a consortium together with the Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) to provide technical assistance to European microcredit providers and to help disseminate best practice in the sector.

IAS Publications

A list of relevant publications is available on Microfinance, CSR and other development finance topics.

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