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The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as:

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Data2X
Data2X, named for the power women have to multiply progress in their societies, advances gender equality and women’s empowerment. How? By building partnerships to improve data collection and demonstrating how better data on the status of women and girls can guide policy, leverage investments, and inform global development agendas.
SME Research and Statistics in Canada
This website presents various statistics on the financing of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises including credit request and approval rates, average value of loan requests and intended use of financing. It also includes data on the number of businesses in Canada, job creation, firm survival, the share of firms that are high-growth firms,...
Finclusion Insights
The Financial Inclusion Insights program produces original data and practical knowledge on demand-side trends in mobile money and other digital financial services. FII research focuses on how people can access and use these services to improve their lives and livelihoods. The FII research effort covers eight countries in Africa and Asia with a...
FINclusion Lab - Data on supply and demand for financial services at the sub-national level
Welcome to FINclusion Lab! This platform, developed by MIX, provides financial service providers, policy makers, regulators, and other development professionals the opportunity to identify problems and devise solutions for increasing financial inclusion in their countries through interactive data tools and visualizations. The FINclusion Lab team...
Mix Market - Data hub for microfinance institutions
MIX Market is a data hub where microfinance institutions (MFIs) and supporting organizations share institutional data to broaden transparency and market insight. This exchange enables users to establish reporting standards, alleviate reporting burden, and promote responsible investment. Supported by validated social and financial performance data...
IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - FY2013
Lack of access to financial services is a key barrier to the growth of micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs). IFC is working to develop solutions to close the MSME financing gap, collaborating with 314 financial institutions (FIs) across 90 countries globally. By partnering with many types of financial intermediaries, including microfinance...
Data: Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion
In recent years, the development community has sustained support for microfinance but broadened funding to encompass the wider goal of financial inclusion. International funders have been adapting their priorities to meet this broader vision, and in 2012, funders committed at least $29 billion to support financial inclusion, an increase of 12%...
UN Women Constitutional Database - Gender Provisions in Constitutions Worldwide
This website compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world, available in the original language, along with English translations. The database can be searched by keywords, provisions, regions or countries. With this searchable online database, UN Women seeks to provide a global...
Gender inequality and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa: A statistical portrait
This draft report presents a descriptive overview of women’s economic activity in the MENA region based on statistical sources. The report is submitted for discussion to the OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum annual meeting on 2 December 2013 in Rabat, Morocco. Following the meeting the document will be revised, building on the discussions, and...
Global SME Survey - World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital
The Global SME Survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It gauges the impact of financial markets on SME business conditions around the world.