Advisory Services

1. We help governments set up public sector grading systems

This is an innovative solution in which we assist sovereign states in creating public sector SME access to finance ecosystems anchored on the SME grading or rating concept. The solution stems from a project that we completed for the World Bank Group in which we were tasked with coming up with solutions that are geared towards increasing the global availability of SME ratings. Within this specific solution, we work closely with SME promotion agencies and eventually hand over fully functional public SME rating agencies and related ancillary services. The solution is currently being implemented by an emerging market country to create the world’s largest public sector SME credit rating agency and we are in talks to scale this up within many other countries. We have partnered up with senior faculty members from Harvard University on this solution and intend on creating a network of public sector grading systems which hand out uniform SME gradings

2. A general SME consulting solution

Based on our expert understanding of the SME sector, we have decided on creating a specialized SME consulting solution which is positioned to assist the public sector, multilateral organisations that are active in the SME space, civil society groups and the private sector. We have an ecletic mix of services which include: policy formulation, primary research collection, SME enterprise development, SME screening/ diagnostics, and the optimization of free-trade areas.

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Our sovereign credit rating solution

Our service offering to the public sector is broken down into three main components. Each offering can be taken up individually but the rating & sovereign advisory services are grouped into our “credit rating stabilization program". Sovereign states that are experiencing short-term credit rating issues can opt for the rapid advisory offering and then transition into the sovereign advisory offering. Countries not facing short-term stress can opt for the rating advisory offering (if the respective operating frameworks aren’t optimal and then transition into the sovereign advisory offering). Alternatively, countries with robust operational frameworks can opt for just the sovereign advisory offering.

Rapid advisory

The rapid advisory offering is geared towards short-medium term credit rating support and has been created in light of the covid-19 pandemic.

rating advisory

This offering is centred on structural advice on how to improve and create an operating framework to engage with the rating agencies.

sovereign advisory

This is our long-term solution to credit rating improvements and is where we deploy our benchmarking and uniformity approach.

Due to the complex nature of the solution, it is best to set up a meeting to discuss the offering in greater detail- Please reach out to us at

our clients

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research partners


Credit rating analytics is not a credit rating agency but is one of the few independent consulting firms that specializes in the field of credit rating agencies and related analytical research.

Contact details

+27 11 593 3175 (Office Landline)

Address 66 Parklane Lane, 3rd Floor, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa, 2031