SME Finance & Leasing Documents

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...

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...

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...

28.09.2015 | EIB | EIB

This study follows up on EIB's 2013 study on “Banking in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”, with the aim of providing an update on the latest developments and trends in the banking sectors of sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s study...

01.05.2015 | The World Bank | The World Bank

This study starts with a brief analysis of which firms are the main net job creators in Ethiopia and then focuses on the financing constraints of Ethiopian MSMEs as one of the key obstacles to job creation and growth. In doing so, the study uses two...

06.03.2015 | ICCR | World Bank

This report, which was produced by the International Committee on Credit Reporting and chaired by the World Bank, analyzes the status of credit reporting with regard to SMEs and identifies 10 possible actions that could be undertaken by authorities...

31.01.2015 | A.Harwood, T. Konidaris | The World Bank

This paper aims to help stock exchanges and policy makers think through the key questions to be addressed to determine if, when, how and for whom to develop an SME Exchange in emerging market countries. It takes stock of some of the actions that...

08.12.2014 | Women's World Banking, EBRD | Women's World Banking

The small-to-medium enterprise (SME) segment is making a significant contribution to the global economy. Women-led SMEs, in particular, are not only creating jobs for themselves but also employing others. In 2014, the European Bank for...

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