Industry and entrepreneurship

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017

An OECD Scoreboard

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Published on April 21, 2017

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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017 provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 39 countries. The sixth instalment of this annual publication provides a solid evidence base to improve SME policy making. Almost a decade after the financial crisis, the financing situation of SMEs and entrepreneurs has generally improved in 2015 and the first half of 2016 in most participating countries, and indicates a more favourable business environment. While alternative sources of financing are gaining some traction, SMEs nevertheless remain very reliant on bank lending, making them vulnerable to credit market conditions and the economic climate.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Reader's guide
Executive summary
Recent trends in SME and entrepreneurship finance
Fostering markets for SME finance: Matching business and investor needs
Country snapshots
Annexes3 chapters available
Methodology for producing the national scoreboards
Standardised table for SME finance data collection
Statistical resources on SME and entrepreneurship finance
Full Country Profiles39 chapters available
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China (People's Republic of)
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
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