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Capital Markets and SMEs in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies - Cover

This report, prepared by the World Bank, seeks to enhance practitioners’ understanding of the potential role that capital markets can have in SME financing in EMDEs.

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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...
Data Sharing in Credit Markets Publication Cover
The present study, presented in Brussels, analyses whether sharing more comprehensive data improves the functioning of credit markets in European countries. Assuming that mechanisms to share data do exist, does a higher comprehensiveness in the data collected matter for credit markets? The study answers this by firstly analysing whether higher...
Hidden Power of Japanese Economy - Book Cover
This study of the Japanese model about the development of the Credit Guarantee System provides an in-depth analysis of the credit guarantee system behind the rise and sustainment of Japan’s economy, and explains how it can benefit Turkey. It outlines the credit guarantee system in Japan, which, in view of the author, the General Manager of SME...
Youxin Financial Customer Stories 2019 - Cover
Youxin Financial provides personal financial services to customers around the world. The company is committed to using financial technology to provide innovative and financing solutions for micro and small businesses across China and contribute to the development of the real economy. In this publication, Youxin Financial shares an analysis of...
Cover of Small Business Spotlight - FinRegLab publication
This Small Business Spotlight report by FinRegLab provides an overview of applied research based on data from six non-bank financial services providers, two of which are SME FInance Forum 's members — Accion , Kabbage , Brigit, LendUp, Oportun, and Petal—that have begun using cash-flow variables and scores in a bid to increase the provision of...
SMALL MATTERS. Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SMEs
This report, by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) , examines worldwide evidence of the contribution that the selfemployed and enterprises of different size classes make to total employment. A key finding is that, globally, the self-employed and micro- and small enterprises account...
SME Governance GuideBook IFC
This Guidebook , prepared by IFC , addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by SMEs at the various stages of their lifecycles, offering tailored corporate governance recommendations. It includes the Action Planning Tool to help SME owners, investors, and managers take a pragmatic approach to governance, as a means of strengthening their...
IFC an Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Investing in Women's Business Growth
On October 8th, during the 2019 Global SME Finance Forum, IFC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women launched a progress report titled "IFC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Investing in Women's Business Growth". This report demonstrates that WEOF has already exceeded its investment and mobilization goals and has made strong progress towards achieving all...
Cover of Nine Big Shifts Publication Van Grieken Deloitte
This publication, by Hans van Grieken and Andries van Dijk from Deloitte, analyzes the growing impact of ‘digital’ on all aspects of business, from strategy to operations, and how it is driving change in organisations that goes beyond the ‘traditional’ IT model. Many contemporary businesses fundamentally reimagine the way the enterprise identifies...
Survey on Very Small Entreprises in the Arab World
This publication is the result of a survey on Very Small Entreprises (VSEs) in the Arab World by the IFC - International Finance Corporation. While this report documents where the sector stands today in terms of serving the VSE segment, it also offers lessons learned by microfinance institutions, who have already upscaled to serve VSEs from the...