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Support for Strengthening Activities of the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam and the People’s Credit Funds Network (STEP)

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Global Affairs Canada

Period of Implementation

March 2016 - March 2024

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Vietnam


$ 13,344,243
€ 12 708 803


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada


Banking & Financial Services, Digitalisation, Social

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits

Project Objectives

To help farmers and rural enterprises throughout Vietnam increase their productivity and revenue through improved access to agricultural financing.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 2000000

Local stakeholders

Coopbank and affiliated People’s Credit Funds

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender