Publications

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017: An OECD Scoreboard

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017 provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 39 countries. The sixth instalment of this annual publication provides a solid evidence base to improve SME policy making.

Publications

Publications

Retail banks wake up to digital lending
As retail banks gradually digitalize their activities, they’ve focused largely on the most frequent customer transactions, such as checking a balance or remote deposit. Much of the lending arena, with the exception of credit cards, has taken a back seat. Recent analysis by Bain & Company and SAP Value Management Center finds that most banks...
Member News: Ant Financial Eyes Japan
China’s Ant Financial Services Group has said it wants to increase operations in Japan and is actively seeking a partner there. Ant, the financial services subsidiary of Jack Ma's e-commerce giant Alibaba has been spreading its influence to the south with recent ventures in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and The Philippines. On a global basis the...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017: An OECD Scoreboard
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017 provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 39 countries. The sixth instalment of this annual publication provides a solid evidence base to...
La PYMES: un segmento de importancia para la economia y para la banca
En America Latina, segun leralpymela (2012) la PYME contribuye al empleo con un 64% del mismo y al PIB en un 40% del total. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con el documento Economic Outlook 2013 SME Policies for Structural Change, la PYME encara un dignostico complicado dadas unas condiciones de baja productividad laboral y del capital, remuneracion...
Liquidity events and returns of EIF-backed VC investments
Despite the sometimes intensive media coverage and exuberant storytelling around the industry, venture capital (VC) investors tend to operate in highly opaque markets. On this premise, this work contributes to the literature via a hand-collected dataset of about 3,600 EIF-backed VC investments made in the 1996-2015 period, with the aim to analyse...
Crowdfunding and Financial Inclusion
A financial innovation! The fastest growing financial industry! The next big thing in finance! Crowdfunding has garnered a lot of attention for its potential to further financial inclusion efforts. “Crowdfunding” typically describes a method of financing whereby small amounts of funds are raised from large numbers of individuals or legal entities...
G20 Workshop on 'Helping SMEs Go Global' : Chair's Summary
Hosted by the German Presidency on February 24, the G20 workshop “Helping SMEs Go Global - Moving Forward in SME Finance“, brought together more than 150 experts from G20 countries, development finance institutions, and the private sector to discuss issues related to advancing financial inclusion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
GPFI SME Finance Subgroup: 2017 Work Plan
Consistent with the theme of Germany's G20 Presidency in 2017, "Shaping an interconnected world", the GPFI SME Finance Subgroup will work on the implementation of the following priorities in 2017: Review and update of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan; Roll out of the G20 Implementation Framework on SME financing; Financial Services for SMEs...
Bank Ownership: Trends and Implications
This paper presents recent trends in bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. The evidence reviewed suggests that foreign-owned banks are more efficient than domestic banks in developing...
Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia
This Report argues for reaching beyond increasing access to credit. Countries within Europe and Central Asia (ECA) must build integrated financial systems, enabling prudent inclusion in a region significantly lagging in the use of saving products. Striking the right balance across all dimensions of financial development (stability, efficiency,...