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Report: Scale-ups Offer Significant Opportunity for Economic Growth in MENA
Successful scale-ups in the MENA region are generating on average 3.4x more revenues and 8x more jobs than other SMEs, according to new research co-authored by Strategy& and Endeavor. Released at Area 2071, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation, the study, “Scaling Up MENA SMES: How a handful of firms can fast-forward economic growth,”...
SME Loans Fuel Jobs, Families & Communities: Four Coop Bank Client Profiles
The stories of IFC client and SME Finance Forum member, Cooperative Bank of Kenya, show how relatively modest investments help small and medium-sized businesses grow to bring jobs and new financial resources to families and communities.
Endeavor's 2018 Impact Report
Endeavor's 2018 Impact report highlighted job creation by Endeavor Entrepreneurs, shared stories of entrepreneurs and the employees and communities they have impacted, and examined what the future of high-impact entrepreneurship will look like. A few of the milestones their entrepreneurs celebrated in 2018: Endeavor companies received major...
OECD Data: Entrepreneurship at a Glance Highlights from 2018
This booklet presents a compilation of frequently used graphs on entrepreneurship trends and SME performance drawn from the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate’s databases of Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS), Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship (TIE), Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC), Entrepreneurship Finance...
A Research Agenda for the Small and Growing Business Sector: Summarizing the Current Evidence and Research Needs
ANDE and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics released the report A Research Agenda for the SGB Sector in November 2018. Hundreds, if not thousands, of programs exist to help drive business growth in emerging markets. But what does the evidence actually tell us about whether these programs help businesses grow? And...
Video: Entrepreneurs Thrive With Finance and Advice For Women in Business Program
Aynur Gümüşsoy, an entrepreneur in Turkey, showcases her bazlama, a type of flatbread very popular in her native town. She among other women entrepreneurs, have been able to grow their businesses under the Finance and Advice for Women programme led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union and the Turkish...
SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Indonesia 2018
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a study examining the role SMEs play in economic growth and social inclusion in Indonesia. Data from the Ministry of Co-operatives and SMEs revealed, Indonesian SMEs account for 97 percent of domestic employment and 56 percent of total business investment. The report...
Measuring the Value for Money of Acceleration
The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative released a publication detailing the various ways accelerators can think about value for money of their programs, explores one practical approach to calculating value for money and summarizes similar evaluations conducted for other types of entrepreneur support programs. Various accelerator program types...
TUHF Annual Integrated Report 2018
TUHF's Integrated Annual Report is used to communicate with their stakeholders, primarily their funders and They use it to explain their performance, strategy and prospects, and compiled it according to International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework. This report covers the performance of the Trust for...
BSTDB Provides US $15 Million Loan to Support  Armenian SMEs
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank will support the financing of SMEs in Armenia through a US $15 million loan to Ardshinbank. The loan will benefit 100 SMEs and impact 3,600 jobs in Armenia, according to the article. SMEs in Armenia are a key driver and contributor to the country’s GDP, generating up to 40 percent of GDP. “As a development...