SME Finance & Leasing Documents

06.10.2017 | African Development Bank (AfDB) | AfDB

The objective of this report is to deepen our understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa. Since the launch of the first survey in 2013 (covering the period 2011-2012), the trade finance landscape in Africa has...

18.07.2017 | S. Cleary, S. Alderighi, J. Irving and J. Woodsome | World Federation of Exchanges, Milken Institute

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in generating economic growth in the world’s economies. Despite their economic importance, however, SMEs struggle with access to finance. While this is true in many countries—across...

13.07.2017 | J. Irving, J. Schellhase and J. Woodsome | Milken Institute

Today, there are around 30 SME-dedicated market segments on stock exchanges in emerging-market and developing economies, the majority of which have been established in the past 15 years. Through a survey instrument that has been created jointly with...

30.06.2017 | P. Quartey, E. Turkson, J. Abor and A. Iddrisu | Elsevier

This study attempts to provide some understanding about SMEs’ access to finance within the West African sub-region with particular interest in establishing whether there are similarities and/or differences in the determinants of SMEs access to...

31.05.2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust

This paper reports on the determinants of small business access to finance (both formal and informal) in 5 countries in the SADC region using data from FinScope surveys. It also reports on the link between access to credit and performance and the...

30.04.2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust

A third of adults in SADC are indebted and with access to credit from either a formal or informal lender, while a quarter of adults exhibit signs of over-indebtedness which implies that three quarters of those that borrow fall into the trap of...

31.03.2017 | M. Trombetta, M.L. Calvo, P. Casadio | IGC

This brief discusses the role of Financial Non-Governmental Organisations (FNGOs) in promoting the growth of microenterprises (MEs) into small enterprises (SEs) and the issues and constraints affecting their capacity and performance. It recommends...

29.03.2017 | S. Alibhai, S. Bell and G. Conner | The World Bank

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the economic backbone of virtually every economy in the world. This compendium brings together several approaches to the SME story, exploring policies and frameworks to support SMEs, analyzing innovations in...

28.02.2017 | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC

This report is based on research commissioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria and IFC to understand the awareness, perceptions, and behavior of micro-small and medium-sized enterprises with regard to access to finance and financial services. The...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

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