b'CASE STUDYSUPPORTING THE COMMERCIAL BANKOF ETHIOPIA /Crown Agents has been privileged to support the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) since 2014, with regular capacity building initiatives in a range of areas.Our customised programmes train staff from private and publicThis learning framework is particularly important given the banks across the country and cover a mix of technical andsignicant developments and reforms within the Ethiopian banking management requirements, including: sector, many of which are reected across the African continent and beyond. In Ethiopia, regulatory initiatives have released funds Bank lending, deposit and payment productsfor lending to the wider economy and increased the number of bank account holders, thereby improving nancial inclusion. Additionally, Project nanceEthiopia now has two dedicated Islamic banks and is accelerating Mobile Money and FinTechits capital market development plans, presenting new opportunities Agency bankingfor the banking and nancial services sectors. MicronanceIncreasing nancial inclusion also remains high on the agenda of SME bankingmany banking systems in Africa and beyond. FinTech has the potential to deliver solutions to meet these needs as well as Asset-Liability Managementgenerally delivering better banking services at a lower cost. Interest-Free (Islamic) BankingBanks Boards consequently have a number of important The learning materials and objectives for each course areconsiderations in developing their organisations strategies. In specically tailored for the context within which the banks operate.recent years, Crown Agents has delivered several programmes Our framework agreement involves both local in-country training asspecically designed to tackle these considerations, empowering well as international courses, with Board Members and Seniormanagers and executives to make better decisions in an Executive teams coming in the UK since 2019. increasingly complex and risky banking and nancial services environment.'