fi-compass publications

Latest fi-compass publications

21.01.2019

This study investigates the activity of financial intermediaries and guarantee institutions in the agricultural sector in the EU, using information from direct interviews in a selected sample of EU Member States. It assesses how credit guarantee instruments (including counter-guarantees) could improve access to finance for farmers and agricultural enterprises by reducing interest rates and collateral requirements, as well as financial intermediaries’ interest in the sector and their perception of the potential benefit of public support in the form of guarantee or counter-guarantee instruments.

Latest fi-compass publications

18.01.2019

This fi-compass report summarises a review of the ex-ante assessments that were undertaken for 131 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)/ Cohesion Fund (CF) Operational Programmes. The report highlights key trends and common findings that were identified. It also summarises outcomes from the ERDF/CF ex-ante assessments.

Latest fi-compass publications

21.12.2018

EU farmers face economic challenges during times of price volatility, such as unexpected changes in market conditions creating uncertainty, which increases the risks both for farmers seeking finance and for financial institutions providing such finance. These circumstances may lead to sub-optimal investment decisions in agriculture, which suggests that EAFRD support through financial instruments for new flexi products could help.

Latest fi-compass publications

21.12.2018

EU farmers face economic challenges during times of price volatility, such as unexpected changes in market conditions creating uncertainty, which increases the risks both for farmers seeking finance and for financial institutions providing such finance. These circumstances may lead to sub-optimal investment decisions in agriculture, which suggests that EAFRD support through financial instruments for new flexi products could help.

Latest fi-compass publications

27.11.2018

The fi-compass State aid survey was conducted in May and June 2018. It focused on the experience of fi-compass stakeholders of implementing financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) within the State aid rules. The survey, received over 300 responses and provides a good insight into the current practice amongst fi-compass practitioners in this subject area.

Latest fi-compass publications

21.11.2018

This fi-compass publication explains pioneering European Social Fund (ESF) financing instruments in Portugal that are being implemented during the 2014-2020 programming period through a Social Innovation Initiative with the special focus on the Social Impact Bonds Programme. The study had two main objectives: