Financing the SMEs

The importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in economic growth and job-creation is now being recognised by the multilateral organisations who have started publishing global SME database. The IMF included SMEs in its recent Financial Access Survey (2012), while CGAP and IFC did the same in their Financial Access Report (2012) this month. The SME dataset will develop over years and will hopefully provide meaningful insights. The main thrust of this data capture is to highlight financial access issues, in areas like cash flow management, financing investment projects, and risk insurance.

Link: http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/3531:financing-the-smes/
Added by View user profileSME Finance Forum on July 30, 2013