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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018

An OECD Scoreboard

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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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EIB Group support to SMEs and midcaps

The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) - consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) - plays a role in improving access to finance for SMEs and midcaps in Europe and global partner countries. The EIB is the European Union's bank, owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. The EIF, which specialises in SME financing, is majority owned by the EIB (58.5%) with the remaining equity held by the European Union (represented by the European Commission, 29.7%) and other European private and public bodies (11.8%).

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