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.
This paper discusses the export performance of countries along the value chain by distinguishing upstream activities (i.e. the production of intermediate inputs) and more downstream activities (e.g. the final assembly of products).
This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
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.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 24 May and 25 October 2011, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
Zambia is one of the dynamic growth poles of Southern Africa and this Review highlights its progress in implementing its policy framework for investment and identifies some remaining challenges faced by the government.
This Forum provided a regional platform for participating countries to showcase their current reforms, and increase the subregion's visibility to international investors.
A few high-growth enterprises are responsible for the majority of local job creation
This Review assesses Kazakhstan's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards such as the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.&l
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The OECD, working with non-OECD countries and stakeholders, has developed a checklist for public action. The checklist provides governments with a coherent set of policy directions that address the allocation of roles, risks and reponsibilities, as well as the framework conditions necessary to make the best use of private sector participation in the sector.