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External Resources

IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - FY2013
Lack of access to financial services is a key barrier to the growth of micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs). IFC is working to develop solutions to close the MSME financing gap, collaborating with 314 financial institutions (FIs) across 90 countries globally. By partnering with many types of financial intermediaries, including microfinance...
Data: Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion
In recent years, the development community has sustained support for microfinance but broadened funding to encompass the wider goal of financial inclusion. International funders have been adapting their priorities to meet this broader vision, and in 2012, funders committed at least $29 billion to support financial inclusion, an increase of 12%...
UN Women Constitutional Database - Gender Provisions in Constitutions Worldwide
This website compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world, available in the original language, along with English translations. The database can be searched by keywords, provisions, regions or countries. With this searchable online database, UN Women seeks to provide a global...
Gender inequality and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa: A statistical portrait
This draft report presents a descriptive overview of women’s economic activity in the MENA region based on statistical sources. The report is submitted for discussion to the OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum annual meeting on 2 December 2013 in Rabat, Morocco. Following the meeting the document will be revised, building on the discussions, and...
Global SME Survey - World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital
The Global SME Survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It gauges the impact of financial markets on SME business conditions around the world.
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index
The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies. Use this application to browse, analyse, and gain insights from the results of the Index. The platform includes historical data going back to the 2006-2007 edition of the Report.
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: an OECD scoreboard
This scoreboard establishes a comprehensive international framework for monitoring SMEs’ and entrepreneurs’ access to finance over time. Comprising 18 countries it presents data for a number of debt, equity and financing framework condition indicators. It provides governments with a tool to understand SMEs’ financing needs.
European Union data on access to finance
The European Commission has created tools for analysis and monitoring, but is also committed to collecting data on the prevailing conditions in the loan and equity finance markets in order to make European financial markets more responsive to the needs of small businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99% of firms in the...
Historical Data: 50 Years of Women's Legal Rights
The historical data documents the evolution of gender parity in property rights and legal capacity in 100 economies from 1960 to 2010. It provides 14 indicators covering property ownership, marital regimes, inheritance, property titling, legal status and capacity, constitutional rights of equality and non-discrimination and the treatment of legal...