To celebrate the new decade, this year’s Global SME Finance Forum looked much farther forward, to imagine where we might be in SME financing a decade from now. We tested the limits of our prescience by predicting how products, delivery channels, institutions and enabling environments might look 10 years from now.
Following our practice of leveraging as much knowledge sharing as we can from our membership and our wider public audience, the SME Finance Forum, managed by IFC, decided in this challenging time to launch a call to all SME practitioners around the world to share their knowledge and creative thinking about the future of SME finance. We launched a public "Call for Insights" on what SME finance will look like in 2030. Best articles were shared in a preview of this special publication issued at the conference.
SME Finance Forum has grouped the visions of the future of SME finance from more than 50 practitioners. Read the final version of the publication in pdf here>
In this link, we have created an interactive version of the publication that includes short video clips of some of the essay authors, sharing their views and forward looking ideas fo the future of SME Finance: https://online.fliphtml5.com/vizbq/qqgf/
LISTEN TO SOME OF THE AUTHORS' VISION in THOSE SMALL VIDEO CLIPS