SMEs and entrepreneurship


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015: An OECD Scoreboard

This fourth edition monitors SMEs’ and entrepreneurs’ access to finance in 34 countries over the period 2007-13, across an expanded array of indicators, including debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions. These are complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance, and a special focus on non-performing loans. The report aims to provide a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs. Read Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015 - An OECD Scoreboard

Speech of the Secretary General of the OECD for the launch of the Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015: an OECD Scoreboard

Link to the press release: "SMEs and entrepreneurs need to diversify their funding amid continued credit constraints"

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Link to italian summary: Finanziamento delle PMI e dell’imprenditorialità 2014 and Italian profile: Italia: politiche e aspetti chiave

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Russian Federation: Key issues and Policies

This publication examines the major policy challenges, achievements and next steps for the creation of a more entrepreneurial population and a stronger SME sector in the Russian Federation, which are critical to the country’s economic growth and diversification. Despite less regulatory burdens and more subsidy financing for start-ups, production modernisation, innovation and exporting, framework conditions need to be improved in areas such as the rule of law, commercialising science and improving entrepreneurial skills and education. Gaps in SME and entrepreneurship programmes also need to be filled, such as through new initiatives for high-growth firms and large firm-SME linkages.


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New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship Financing

New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship FinancingThis report maps a broad range of external financing techniques to address diverse needs in varying circumstances, including asset-based finance, alternative debt, hybrid instruments, and equity instruments.