SME Finance & Leasing Documents

22.06.2018 | GIZ | GIZ

All over the world, entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a key driver of job creation and economic growth. Successful entrepreneurs are celebrated as luminaries, and the entrepreneurial mantra of accepting and learning from failure...

22.06.2018 | GIZ | GIZ

All over the world, entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a key driver of job creation and economic growth. Successful entrepreneurs are celebrated as luminaries, and the entrepreneurial mantra of accepting and learning from failure...

21.05.2018 | SOS Faim | SOS Faim

The raison d’être of microfinance is to provide access to financial services to those who are excluded from the usual sources. Rapid progress has been made, particularly with very small enterprises in urban areas. But it has to be said that there...

01.05.2018 | Proparco | Proparco

Devoting an issue of Private Sector & Development to venture capital and the world of start-ups in Africa means looking at a booming market, understanding the main components and discussing the potential negative externalities which can stem from...

26.04.2018 | A. Demirgüç-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer, S. Ansar & J. Hess | World Bank Group

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services. And it...

26.03.2018 | ADA | ADA

In Sub-Saharan Africa as elsewhere, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role in economic development and job creation. However the sector hardly achieves its full potential because of a series of challenges, among which is...

31.12.2017 | M. Bruhn, M. Hommes, M. Khanna, S. Singh, A. Sorokina and J. S Wimpey | IFC

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent a significant part of the world economy, and are one of the strongest drivers of economic development, innovation and employment. Access to finance is frequently identified as a critical barrier...

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...

20.09.2017 | M. Blimpo, M. Minges, W. Kouamé, T. Azomahou, E. Lartey and al. | World Bank

The purpose of this book is to explore ways to catalyze a new generation of investment opportunities in Africa that leverage the ability of many countries to leapfrog into the future. The book was born from the view that gradualism and...

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...

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