SMEs and entrepreneurship


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: An OECD Scoreboard

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. Read Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015 - An OECD ‌Scoreboard.

Read the executive summary in French

Read the press release - (French version here)

Browse the flyer of the 2016 Scoreboard

Highlights of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship Scoreboard

G20 OECD High-Level Principles on SMEs Financing



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.





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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