The overall objective of this assignment was to implement a study on setting up a Balkan Investment Fund as part of broader transformation of KEP from a microfinance institution to a commercial bank.

The study focused on evaluation of corporate governance rules in Albania and Kosovo and on analysis of the financial sector and related infrastructure for setting-up investment funds.

The study also provided insights into the current state of access to finance in these two countries and provided recommendations on which market areas the investment fund should concentrate.