Global Affairs Canada

The main sponsor of the STEP project

Global Affairs Canada – the main sponsor of STEP project – is the department in the Government of Canada that manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country’s international trade, and to lead Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Support of Global Affairs of Canada to STEP project demonstrates Canada’s efforts to strengthen Vietnam’s banking system to help drive economic growth and poverty reduction. It highlights Canada’s commitment to work with Vietnam to increase access to agricultural financing by improving the efficiency of the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam (CBV) and its PCF network to supply a range of financial products and services to rural clientele.