Supporting Access to Finance for HIV Service Providers in Tanzania
A Development Credit Authority guarantee is one strategy to promote access to finance among health facilities. In Tanzania, the USAID mission has been supporting CRDB bank through a Development Credit Authority agreement with a ceiling amounting to $2.8 million in loans available for the health sector. Under the Tanzania field support program, SHOPS Plus conducted an access to finance assessment in 2016. The team identified several opportunities and constraints to improving financing in the private sector and developed several recommendations for follow-on technical assistance. This reports provides details and lessons learned from those activities.