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The need to be present and invest in foreign markets beyond companies` own geographical borders necessitates strict supervision. This is not easy and of course not inexpensive for investing bodies to firstly decide reasonably on investments which would be feasible and assume financial undertakings and secondly have regular presence in their investment project and their location. Furthermore they may not have the necessary resources or required expertises within their own organizations to assign to these types of jobs. This is why project finance and project monitoring services as a package offered in SGS Zurich will assist investors to make a logical decision prior to investment is taken place, unveil risks in early stages of the project life cycle and act as the eyes and ears to report on the project’s status. All are done to eliminate and possibly minimize risks during various phases of project life cycle which may yield heavy penalties and losses as well as negative consequence on all parties involved. These services will help the investors to circumvent the above mentioned risks.
This paper intends to develop these new services “project finance” and “project monitoring” services. It would like to correctly define the scope of work and market it to interested entities.
It is important to understand the term of project finance in order to be able to then engage in project monitoring. Nevertheless, the author finds various aspects which move from the realm of finance to good governance. The outcome of this paper will be utilized specifically for SGS Zurich. A business plan, by the author, will be annexed to this thesis work.