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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard

SMEs and entrepreneurship
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs are crucial for tracing new paths
to more sustainable and inclusive growth, thanks to their role in developing and diffusing innovation
and providing employment. However, they can only fulfill this role if they obtain the finance necessary
to start and grow their business. Access to finance represents one of the most significant challenges
for these firms, which the recent financial and economic crisis has exacerbated in many countries. Addressing this recurrent structural problem is imperative in order to improve the well-being of societies.

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard analyses trends in access to finance over the period 2007-2012, based on annual and quarterly data from central banks
and national statistical agencies. It contains a thematic chapter on alternative financing instruments
for SMEs and entrepreneurs, with a focus on mezzanine finance.

The international launch of the OECD annual report on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014:
An OECD Scoreboard: "Fostering SMEs and Entrepreneurship Financing After the Crisis"
took place on 7th July in Rome. More information here...

Here is the Preliminary version of the report, while the official release will be on 15th September 2014.

Related links:
Preliminary version of the report
Press Release of the official Launch
Draft agenda launch of 2014 scoreboard launch in Rome (7 July 2014)

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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2012: An OECD Scoreboard

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