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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016

An OECD Scoreboard

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This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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Colombia

In Colombia, microenterprises and SMEs (MSMEs) represent an important part of the economy. The latest 2005 census records of the National Bureau of Statistics indicate that SMEs are employing 80.8% of the country’s workforceEconomic Census of 2005, National Bureau of Statistics (DANE). and contributing to 40% of GDPThe participation of MSMEs in the GDP is inferred from an estimate of the Association of Micro and Small Entrepreneurs (ACOPI).. However, there exist large differences within the MSME sector, particularly between medium-sized firms, on the one hand, and micro and small enterprises on the other. Moreover, informality is common and formalisation is constrained by the family nature of businesses, which are typically limited in their managerial capacity and corporate governance.

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