This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.
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The OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE) project on “New approaches to SME and entrepreneurship finance: broadening the range of instruments” aims to help broaden the finance options available to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
The OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development is pleased to invite you to a seminar to present and discuss the World Bank Flagship report “Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation”, featuring Julián Messina, Senior Economist, World Bank Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Now all governments realise why SMEs and entrepreneurship matter: because they are the sources of new jobs.
Access to finance remains a key challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises and a stumbling block to recovery in most countries, according to a new OECD report.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.
On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.
The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the barriers to internationalisation (defined as those constraints that hinder the firm’s ability to initiate, to develop, or to sustain business operations.
Glossary for Barriers to SME Access to International Markets
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.