The lack of funding available from the financial sector for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is known as the "financing gap". This timely report analyses this gap for both credit and equity financing and seeks to determine how prevalent such a gap may be, both among OECD countries and non-OECD economies. The report recommends measures to foster an improved flow of financing to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Table of contents:
Foreword List of Abbreviations Executive Summary Chapter 1. Financing SMEs: Is There a Gap? Chapter 2. Banking and Credit Chapter 3. Risk Capital and Innovative SMEs References Annex A. SMEs Access to Financing in Developing and Emerging Economies: Evidence from Africa Annex B. Defining SMEs and Entrepreneurship Annex C. Initial Findings: OECD SME Financing Questionnaire Annex D. Steering Group Members