SMEs and entrepreneurship

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018

An OECD Scoreboard

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Published on February 21, 2018


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018 contributes to filling the knowledge gap in SME finance trends and conditions. This annual publication provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance. By providing a solid evidence base, the report supports governments in their actions to foster SME access to finance and encourages a culture of policy evaluation.

The 2018 report covers 43 countries world-wide. In addition to the core indicators on SME financing, it provides additional information on recent developments in capital market finance for SMEs, crowdfunding and related activities, and findings of demand-side surveys. It contains a thematic chapter on the evaluation of publicly supported credit guarantee schemes.


21/02/2018 - The 2018 edition of the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs was launched in Mexico by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexican Minister of the economy on the occasion of the OECD SME Ministerial Conference.

Remarks by Angel Gurría



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Policy highlights | Español | Français




OECD SME Ministerial Conference, 22-23 February 2018, Mexico City


OECD work on SMEs and Entrepreneurship