Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018

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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018 contributes to filling the knowledge gap in SME finance trends and conditions. This annual publication provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance. By providing a solid evidence base, the report supports governments in their actions to foster SME access to finance and encourages a culture of policy evaluation.

The 2018 report covers 43 countries world-wide. In addition to the core indicators on SME financing, it provides additional information on recent developments in capital market finance for SMEs, crowdfunding and related activities, and findings of demand-side surveys. It contains a thematic chapter on the evaluation of publicly supported credit guarantee schemes.

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Economic growth in Chile has slowed down in recent years, facing a declining trend since 2013. After a small rally from 1.9% to 2.3% in growth rate from 2014 to 2015, it fell to 1.6% in 2016. These growth rates are considerably below the levels of 2011-13, which ranged from 4.1-5.8%. This slowdown has negatively affected credit lending, which grew by only 4.5%, in 2015-16. However, the SME share increased during the same period, and at 19.5% in 2016, it stood at the highest level since a decade. SMEs’ contribution to employment has remained stable, with an employment rate of 46% of the population.




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