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Access to finance is the least pressing problem in general and businesses' demands for financing were often fulfilled. However, financing might still be a barrier for smaller and younger companies or in specific countries. Bank loans and credit lines remain the most relevant sources of financing for SMEs in the EU. 55% of SMEs used credit lines in...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs: An OECD Scoreboard
The OECD Scoreboard on SME and entrepreneurship finance provides a comprehensive framework for monitoring SMEs' and entrepreneurs' access to finance over time. The country profiles present data for a number of core indicators, which measure trends in SME debt and equity financing, solvency and policy measures by governments. Taken together, the...
SME Financial Inclusion Indicators Base Set (SME Finance Base Set)
This guideline note on the SME Financial Inclusion Indicators Base Set (SME Finance Base Set) was developed by AFI’s SME Finance Working Group (SMEFWG) in consultation with the Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG). The Base Set is intended to serve as a tool for measuring the access, usage and quality of financial services for small and...
The Global Findex Database 2014 : Measuring financial inclusion around the world
The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, launched by the World Bank in 2011, provides comparable indicators showing how people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2014 edition of the database reveals that 62 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a bank or another type of financial institution...
2014 Global Trade Finance Review
Trade Finance Global have compiled key statistics and figures summarising global trade and trends which have been published by the World Trade Organisation and International Chamber of Commerce. Summary: Export vol in 2012-13 was $18.5tn USD 3.1% increase in trade finance year on year (YoY) China, Canada and Mexico were the top 3 exporters http://...
Data2X
Data2X, named for the power women have to multiply progress in their societies, advances gender equality and women’s empowerment. How? By building partnerships to improve data collection and demonstrating how better data on the status of women and girls can guide policy, leverage investments, and inform global development agendas.
SME Research and Statistics in Canada
This website presents various statistics on the financing of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises including credit request and approval rates, average value of loan requests and intended use of financing. It also includes data on the number of businesses in Canada, job creation, firm survival, the share of firms that are high-growth firms,...
Finclusion Insights
The Financial Inclusion Insights program produces original data and practical knowledge on demand-side trends in mobile money and other digital financial services. FII research focuses on how people can access and use these services to improve their lives and livelihoods. The FII research effort covers eight countries in Africa and Asia with a...
FINclusion Lab - Data on supply and demand for financial services at the sub-national level
Welcome to FINclusion Lab! This platform, developed by MIX, provides financial service providers, policy makers, regulators, and other development professionals the opportunity to identify problems and devise solutions for increasing financial inclusion in their countries through interactive data tools and visualizations. The FINclusion Lab team...
Mix Market - Data hub for microfinance institutions
MIX Market is a data hub where microfinance institutions (MFIs) and supporting organizations share institutional data to broaden transparency and market insight. This exchange enables users to establish reporting standards, alleviate reporting burden, and promote responsible investment. Supported by validated social and financial performance data...