Strengthening SMEs and entrepreneurship for productivity and inclusive growth

Save the date|22-23 February 2018

 Mexico City, Mexico

The SME Ministerial Conference will offer an opportunity for Ministers and delegations from OECD countries and emerging economies to discuss recent trends in SME policies and how small businesses can become a vehicle of inclusive growth. Join us to shape the global future of SME policy!

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In OECD countries, SMEs account for 70% of jobs and 50-60% of value added.

SMEs contribute indirectly to more than half of total exports in value added terms.

However, market shares are still less than 1% of total bank lending globally.

Although in some services and niche sectors, SMEs outperform large firms.

In OECD countries, SMEs account for 70% of jobs and 50-60% of value added.

SMEs contribute indirectly to more than half of total exports in value added terms.

However, market shares are still less than 1% of total bank lending globally.

Although in some services and niche sectors, SMEs outperform large firms.

1. Enabling SMEs to scale up

SMEs that scale up are a key source of innovation, job creation and competitiveness. What can governments do to develop a business environment that is conducive to SME growth?

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2. Enhancing SME access to diversified financing instruments

Access to finance represents a long-standing hurdle to entrepreneurship and SME growth. How can policy further facilitate SMEs' access to financing?

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3. Fostering greater SME participation in a globally integrated economy

SMEs tend to be under-represented in international trade. How can policy enhance participation by SMEs in global markets?

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