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By Lending More to Women, Tunisian Banks Could Help Drive Growth: New IFC Report

By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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Report on the Affordable Capital for SME Growth Inquiry
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, released a report from the Affordable Capital for SME Growth inquiry on June 29. Launched in April 2018, the inquiry explored the range of international and national initiatives that sought to address the funding gap for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Lenders...
ICSB Releases First Ever MSMES Report
Following the commencement of the MSMEs Forum at the United Nations on May 12, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) released a 108-page report and hope it paves the way for MSMEs from today and through the future. This report was developed with the idea of creating a shared focus to establish Guiding Principles to help support MSMEs...
Report: Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets
The second major report from GALI, written in collaboration with Deloitte, compares acceleration in emerging markets versus high-income countries. Examining data from more than 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 programs, it finds more similarities between emerging market and high-income country entrepreneurs and accelerator programs...
Report: Accelerating the Flow of Funds into Early-Stage Ventures
The third annual Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) report, "Accelerating the Flow of Funds into Early-Stage Ventures: An Initial Look at Program Differences and Design Choices," examines how the design and structure of accelerator programs correspond with increased business growth for program participants. With data from more than 2,...
Advancing Women’s Equality in Asia Pacific
Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP by 2025, a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory. Already a powerful engine of global growth, pursuing the goal of gender parity can lift many more women out of poverty, unleash the economic potential of many...
Report: UK Small Business Confidence at Highest Level Since 2015
Confidence among the UK’s smallest companies has rebounded to 2015 levels, according to the latest SME Confidence Tracker from independent financial services provider, Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The number of SMEs expecting sales to increase between April and June jumped by 13 percent, with half expecting to see an increase, when compared...
Understanding the Landscape: Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs
In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council has released a report under their Access to Capital pillar titled Understanding the Landscape: Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs. The first of four reports released from the Council’s inter-agency agreement with the Federal Research Division of the Library of...
North Africa Economic Outlook 2018
This North Africa Economic Outlook by the African Development Bank (covering Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia) examines the macroeconomic performance of the region and the outlook for 2018 and 2019 and explores the relationship between food security and rural poverty. Included in the report are details about finance for...
Women, Business and the Law 2018
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women's economic opportunities. Since 2009, WBL has enhanced the study of gender equality and informed discussions on improving women's prosperity. The dataset offers objective and measurable benchmarks for global...
Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) 2018
Today, women continue to make notable headways in the entrepreneurial landscape. In 2016 alone, an estimated 163 million women were starting or running new businesses in 74 economies around the world. The gender divide in entrepreneurship narrows on various fronts. First, an increase of 10% in Women’s Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) rates...