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Financing sustainable growth for SMEs globally: The case for a coordinated G20 policy approach

The global economy continues to perform below potential and suffer from significant uncertainty. Despite G20 leaders committing, in 2014, to measures aimed at raising GDP by 2% by 2018 a lack of structural reform and serious constraints for financing along Global Value Chains (GVCs) continue to drag on growth.

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Fintech in MENA: Unbundling the financial services industry
This report was created with the aim to inform entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, large corporations and the general public about the opportunities and challenges for fintech startups in MENA.IN particular this report tries to answer the following questions: What are the drivers and barriers for fintech in MENA? What solutions are fintech...
Growth patterns of EIF-backed startups
This paper analyses the performance trends of investees after receiving EIF support. The aim is to establish a taxonomy of start-ups according to their growth trends. Using a wide range of descriptive statistics, the first part of the work documents the remarkable growth of EIF-backed start-ups, both on average and median terms. The second part of...
Frontier Capital - Early Stage Investing for Financial Returns and Social Impact in Emerging Markets
Standing at the convergence of impact investing and venture capital, Frontier Capital focuses on low- to lower-middle-income people in emerging markets. This report underlines the immense potential of new business models to serve these populations, generating both outsized impact and strong financial returns. The report also underscores the need...