Tag Archives: SMEs

The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD financing SMEs and enterpreneurs scoreboard (OECD)

The OECD has just published the report “The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard.” The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The […]
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International compedium of entrepreneurship policies (OECD)

The OECD has just published: “International Compendium of Entrepreneurship Policies.”  It is increasingly understood that entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic growth and well-being. But which policies can governments develop to release its benefits? This publication offers guidance and inspiration.  It identifies the range of entrepreneurship policies being pursued internationally, the problems the policies seek to […]
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Enhancing equal access to opportunities for all in G20 countries (OECD)

Over recent years, globalisation, digitalisation, demographics and climate change have been transforming the way economies work. These trends have provided new opportunities for growth, but also deepened inequalities as the gains from growth have not been shared evenly amongst all. The COVID-19 pandemic – a global public health crisis without precedent in living memory – is resulting […]
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SMEs can fill African gap

Africa’s growth potential coupled with its burgeoning middle class will provide African SMEs with many opportunities, says Charles Brewer. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: SMEs See on business.iafrica.com