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Do Credit Guarantee Scheme Help De-risk SME Lending?

SMEs are responsible for delivering so many economic benefits, but a lack of access to adequate finance is one of the biggest constraints SMEs face worldwide.  It is estimated that between 50% to 70% of SMEs in emerging markets are either not funded or under funded by the formal financial sector.

Tools

Tools

Agricultural Lending Tools: Value Chain and Market Assessment
The tools in this section can be used by banks to conduct market studies and develop a deeper understanding of value chain arrangements including the relationship among value chain actors from production to final retail sales. These materials also cover financing opportunities at different stages of value chains and loan products relevant for...
Agricultural Lending Tools:Credit Risk Assessment
This category of AgriFin tools offers a wide range of editable forms and worksheets that you can use to analyze agricultural clients. The downloadable tools below include credit risk assessment of agricultural SMEs, credit scoring tools, and technical cards on a wide range of agricultural commodities.
Innovation Hub
Through our Innovation Hub we want new and established businesses, which can include both regulated and non-regulated businesses, to be able to introduce innovative financial products and services to the market. The support we offer to businesses through the Innovation Hub includes: a dedicated team and contact for innovator businesses help for...
Enterprise for All - Entrepreneurship Training Portal
“The Enterprise for All” — is the online training platform, created in March 2013 on the basis of 17 years of experience of Center-invest Bank’s work with the entrepreneurs of southern Russia. The platform provides open access to knowledge about modern entrepreneurship techniques in accordance with best international standards. The bank has...
The Double X Economy: Globalization and Women's Empowerment
Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford's Said Business School. Scott created the concept of the Double X Economy to describe the global economy of women. This concept was born out of her challenge to feminism’s fashion and beauty critique. A blog series by Scott on the Double X Economy may be...
Banking on Youth – A Guide to Developing Innovative Youth Savings Programs
This publication is a guide for deposit-taking institutions in any stage of youth savings program development––from those simply exploring the possibility of introducing youth savings, to those already offering youth products but looking for new ideas and strategies to improve performance.
Intellegrow: Customized Venture Debt for Indian SMEs
IntelleGrow provides tailored, flexible debt to small and growing businesses that have the potential to address India's development challenges. Founded in 2012, with funding from Intellecap and Shell Foundation, IntelleGrow has grown quickly to help fill a demonstrated market need for "missing middle" financing for innovative enterprises working...
Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group: A Guide for Emerging and Frontier Markets
Launching an angel network is challenging in any environment. Doing so in a country with limited deal flow, weak institutions, and limited investor protection can seem nearly impossible. To confuse matters even more, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to set up and operate an angel organization. A diversity of models and structures has been...
Ripple: Innovative Payment System, Currency Exchange and Remittance Network
Ripple is an open payment system/currency exchange/remittance network that lets anyone, anywhere to send money in any currency. They were recently recognized by MIT as one of the 50 Smartest Companies. Ripple Labs was also named as a finalist for a 2014 PYMNTS Innovator Award in two separate categories: Best New Technology as well as Most...
Frontier Finance
Frontier Finance gives free access to more than 1000 sources of finance in leading emerging markets such as China, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa, Egypt and many others. Sources include banks, development banks and institutions, private equity funds, grants, carbon funds, and others. Frontier Finance also provides an overview of the...