SME Finance & Leasing Documents

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...

30.11.2016 | FinScope | FinMark Trust

The FinScope MSME Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served MSME owners....

16.11.2016 | Afreximbank | Afreximbank

The Afreximbank Model Law on Factoring, is based on recommendations received from consultative meetings with factors, government and regulatory bodies, enterprises, legal experts and banks across Africa and the world. The model law defines and...

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

31.07.2016 | P. Calice | The World Bank

This paper presents evidence on implementation of the World Bank Group and Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative "Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes for Small and Medium Enterprises". The evidence is based on a...

26.07.2016 | P. Baraton, F. Léon | MFW4A

Using an original database of over 3,000 micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) that were microfinance institution (MFI) clients in Madagascar over the period of 2008-2014, the authors observe that around one third of these entrepreneurs changed...

31.03.2016 | M. Ayyagari, P.F. Juarros, M.S. Martinez Peria et al. | World Bank

This paper investigates the effect of access to finance on job growth in 50,000 firms across 70 developing countries. Using the introduction of credit bureaus as an exogenous shock to the supply of credit, the paper finds that increased access to...

31.01.2016 | D. Makina, A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa et al. | FinMark Trust

This occasional research paper utilized data from the FinScope Small Business Survey South Africa 2010 covering 5,667 small businesses. The main conclusion of the paper is that access to formal credit by SMEs constituted as sole proprietorships has...

11.01.2016 | G. Berg, M. Fuchs, R. Ramrattan, E. Totolo | The World Bank, Central Bank of Kenya, FSD Kenya

FinAccess Business is a research project conducted jointly by FSD-Kenya, the World Bank, and the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to improve understanding of the SME market on both the supply and demand sides. The study provides a comprehensive trend...

30.11.2015 | Y. Arvanitis | AfDB

Financing SMEs is a challenge all around the globe. In Africa, this challenge is compounded by several deep-rooted issues which pertain both to the environment in which firms are working, as well as to the lack of breadth and depth of financial...

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