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Ipoteka Bank Joins 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., January 13th, 2020 – Ipoteka Bank became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “40 percent of small and medium businesses...
Phongsavanh Bank Joins 170 Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., January 6, 2020 – Phongsavanh Bank became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “40 percent of small and medium businesses...
UNSGSA Annual Report 2019 Cover
In this publication, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, presents the 2009-2019 achievements and milestones accomplished as Special Advocate, as she champions financial inclusion and universal access to affordable and effective and safe financial...
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Washington, D.C., November 7th, 2019 – UBX became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing to...
IFD Joins SMEFF
Washington, D.C., November 6th, 2019 – IFD became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing to...
Banking on SMEs: Trends and Challenges. Perspectives from SME Banking Leaders
IFC conducted the global SME Banking survey to better understand the challenges and trends SME banking operations experience in serving the small business segment in their countries. More than 110 SME Banking practitioners and leaders from around the world participated in the survey. The online survey launched in 2018 posed questions to understand...
FSD Kenya Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., November 1st, 2019 – FSD Kenya became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing...
The Development Bank of Rwanda 
Washington, D.C., October 16th, 2019 – The Development Bank of Rwanda became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses...
Video: Sharmila Hardi, Senior Manager at IFC, talks about why it matters to invest in women-owned businesses...
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, Sharmila Hardi, Senior Manager at IFC, talks about why it matters to invest in women-owned businesses, and why IFC is investing.
Video: Study Visits during Global SME Finance Forum 2019 in the Netherlands
Study Visits to Deloitte and ING in Amsterdam on October 9th.