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  • 17-November-2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing - A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The report documents an increase in demand for bank lending in the first half of 2020, and a steady supply of credit thanks to government interventions. On the other hand, other sources of finance declined, in particular early-stage equity. This paper, a special edition of Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs, focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on SME access to finance, along with government policy responses. It reveals that the pre-crisis financing environment was broadly favourable for SMEs and entrepreneurs, who benefited from low interest rates, loose credit standards and an increasingly diverse offer of financing instruments. It documents the unprecedented scope and scale of the policy responses undertaken by governments world-wide, and details their key characteristics, and outlines the principal issues and policy challenges for the next phases of the pandemic, such as the over-indebtedness of SMEs and the need to continue to foster a diverse range of financing instruments for SMEs.
  • 21-November-2016

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    SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Israel 2016

    This report examines Israel’s performance in stimulating SMEs and entrepreneurship and makes recommendations for government policy. A dual economy has gradually emerged in Israel, in which high rates of successful technology-based entrepreneurship contrast with low average productivity and growth in traditional SMEs. Israel has excellent framework conditions and programmes for technology-based start-ups and SMEs in areas such as R&D, high-level skills generation and venture capital finance. These strengths need to be maintained. At the same time, more needs to be done to spread success to all types of SMEs and all groups of the Israeli population. This report recommends a range of new and expanded interventions for example in access to credit, broad innovation, workforce skills development, management support and entrepreneurship education. It recommends underpinning these actions with a national SME and entrepreneurship policy strategy and new arrangements for inter-ministerial co-ordination.
  • 12-May-2016

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    A new boost to transparency in international tax matters: 6 new countries sign agreement enabling automatic sharing of country-by-country reporting

    As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Canada, Iceland, India, Israel, New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China signed today the Multilateral Competent Authority agreement for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports (“CbC MCAA”), bringing the total number of signatories to 39 countries. The signing ceremony took place in Beijing, China.

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  • 25-April-2013

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    Seminar: Evaluation of programmes for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (Jerusalem, Israel)

    The workshop is for policy makers and practitioners who are interested in commissioning and managing evaluations of business development programmes.

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  • 6-June-2012

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    New guidelines to Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-bribery Convention

    The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.

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  • 1-March-2012

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    Accession of Israel to the OECD: a review of International Investment Policies

    This review was prepared to assess Israel's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Israel to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

    This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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  • 26-January-2003

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    Venture Capital Policy Review: Israel (STI Working Paper 2003/3)

    This paper analyses trends in Israeli venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

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  • 19-September-2002

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    Israel tritt der OECD Erklärung über internationale Investitionen und multinationale Unternehmen bei

    The government of Israel has accepted an invitation from OECD countries to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, marking their recognition of its general openness to foreign direct investment an...

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  • 19-September-2002

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    Israel Joins OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

    The government of Israel has accepted an invitation from OECD countries to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, marking their recognition of its general openness to foreign direct investment an...

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