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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2020

An OECD Scoreboard

Sufficient and affordable access to different sources of finance is crucial to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to contribute to inclusive growth. The 9th edition of the Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs provides data from 48 countries around the world on SME lending, alternative finance instruments and financing conditions, as well as information on policy initiatives to improve SME access to finance. Lending conditions remained broadly favourable in the run-up to the COVID-19 outbreak, despite some early signals of tightening. Nevertheless, SME bank credit increased only at a modest pace in many countries and declined in some others in 2018. At the same time, the take-up by SMEs of other sources of finance, including leasing and factoring, equity crowdfunding and venture capital investments expanded significantly, suggesting that SMEs are increasingly turning to a combination of instruments. The thematic chapter provides an overview of the evolution of SME financing policies over the last decade, from the immediate post-crisis period and the early recovery years, to the most recent policy trends.

Published on April 22, 2020Also available in: French

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Reader’s Guide
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
Recent Trends in SME and Entrepreneurship Finance
Policy developments in SME finance a decade after the global financial and economic crisis
Country snapshots
Methodology for producing the national scoreboards
Full Country Profiles48 chapters available
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
People’s Republic of China
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
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