SME Finance & Leasing Documents

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...

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....

23.11.2016 | Accion Venture Lab | Accion Venture Lab

This report by Accion Venture Lab describes the latest innovations in the field of micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance. In it, Venture Lab explores how innovative, tech-enabled lenders are using niche marketing, digital or mobile...

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...

15.11.2016 | J. Berry, C. Njihia, G. Wanzare, D. Killian and Management Systems International | USAID

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide evidence-based recommendations to inform the design of possible follow-on financial sector activities and interventions, as well as for future support to county governments’ economic investment strategies...

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