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Crimson Capital Selected Projects - Asia


Afghanistan Regional Agricultural Development Program, East (RADP-E)

Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA)

Investment Climate Improvement (ICI) Project in West Bank and Gaza

Mongolia Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness (EPRC)

Indonesia Anticorruption and Commercial Court Enhancement (In-ACCE)

Study on the Development of the Bond Market for Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) in Bangladesh

Northeastern States Trade and Investment Creation Initiative, India

Preparing the Market Access and Productivity Growth for the Private Sector Project in Nepal





  Afghanistan Regional Agricultural Development Program, East (RADP-E)

USAID 2016 - 2021

Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) the Regional Agricultural Development Program, East (RADP-E) is a five-year activity designed to expand sustainable, agriculture-led growth in eastern Afghanistan. Through RADP-E, Crimson is supporting improved access to finance for agricultural cooperatives and agribusinesses in eastern Afghanistan, under a subcontract to DAI.


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  Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA)

USAID 2010 - 2016

The purpose of the Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project was to build a sustainable, diverse and inclusive financial sector that meets the needs of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) and supports MSMEs in creating new jobs. Joining the Chemonics International consortium in August 2011, Crimson supported FAIDA by building the capacity of FAIDA’s financial institution partners in the development of innovative loan products; by improving access to finance for business growth; and by working to build a robust insurance sector.


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  Investment Climate Improvement (ICI) Project in West Bank and Gaza

USAID 2010 - 2014

The goal of the Investment Climate Improvement (ICI) Project was to assist the Palestinian Authority (PA) to adopt and implement the laws, regulations, policies and procedures required to improve the business climate and promote domestic and foreign investment, bring the trade regime into compliance with the requirements for full membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and improve revenue yield from domestic taxes in order to move toward a more sustainable fiscal position. Crimson supported the efforts of the ICI project under a subcontract to Chemoincs International, by providing expertise in fiscal policy reform and business enabling environment.


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  Mongolia Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness (EPRC)

USAID 2003 - 2011

The Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness project was designed to accelerate and broaden sustainable economic growth in Mongolia’s private sector by invigorating the enabling environment and creating more competition within industries and sectors. The project utilized consensus building, public education, energy sector support, policy assistance and cluster development.

Crimson supported the prime contractor, Chemonics International, by developing and supporting critical industrial sectors pursue growth, increased revenues and employment. Crimson professionals drafted the Concessions Law, which paves the way for privatization and foreign investment and guided interventions in housing finance policy. Crimson advisors also developed a package of recommendations to improve the logistics infrastructure at the Zamiin Uud border, supporting increased trade and transit. In the wake of the global economic crisis, Crimson advisors also assisted the Government of Mongolia refine its Bank Restructuring and Recapitalization Program.
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  Indonesia Anticorruption and Commercial Court Enhancement (In-ACCE)

USAID 2006 - 2010

As part of the Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (CLIR) IQC, this USAID-funded activity was designed to assist the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia in the development of the nation's commercial court and in the establishment of an anticorruption court. The project supported reforms in these specialized courts, with emphasis on improving operational capacity, increasing government transparency, developing case management capacity and facilitating public access to information. Crimson experts contributed to the project in the areas of court administration and reform, under a subcontract to Booz Allen Hamilton.


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  Study on the Development of the Bond Market for Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) in Bangladesh

International Finance Corporation (IFC) 2006

Crimson completed a detailed study for the IFC on the development of debt capital markets in Bangladesh, focusing on issuance of corporate bonds and asset-backed securities (including mortgage-backed securities). This included a thorough analysis of the current state of the Bangladesh debt market, profiles of institutional investors and analysis of secondary markets as well as analysis of the current legal and regulatory environment. The study also provided recommendations for removing critical impediments and actions to be taken in the short, medium and long term to improve the functioning of both primary and secondary markets.


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  Northeastern States Trade and Investment Creation Initiative, India

Asian Development Bank 2005 - 2006

The project was designed to support the development of the private sector in Northeastern India. Assistance focused on developing innovative approaches to greater economic integration of the region, developing global and intraregional transport, and increasing communications and information, trade and investment activities. Under the project, Crimson experts designed a finance facility to promote exports for private sector development.
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  Preparing the Market Access and Productivity Growth for the Private Sector Project in Nepal

Asian Development Bank 2003 - 2004

Technical assistance on this project included identifying and analyzing policy, legal and institutional constraints to private sector growth in Nepal and developing and implementing recommendations to help the private sector overcome identified constraints. Crimson experts designed and created a private sector fund to catalyze investment and growth opportunities in the Nepalese SME market. Crimson structured an innovative, 15 million USD financing vehicle that incorporates equity, quasi-equity and debt to maximize financing and investment opportunities for SMEs in Nepal.
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