Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015

An OECD Scoreboard

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This fourth edition monitors SMEs’ and entrepreneurs’ access to finance in 34 countries over the period 2007-13, across an expanded array of indicators, including debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions. These are complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance, and a special focus on non-performing loans. The report aims to provide a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.



Reader's Guide: Indicators and methodology

This chapter outlines the methodology of the Scoreboard on SME and entrepreneurship finance and provides guidance for the interpretation of data in country profiles. It presents the core indicators selected to monitor debt and equity financing, SME solvency and government policy measures to support SME access to finance. The chapter discusses limitations to cross-country comparability and recommendations for the improvement of data collection.


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