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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Financing

The expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for inclusive growth and poverty reduction. SMEs’ access to finance can be improved not only through credit institutions, but also leasing, credit guarantees, factoring, insurance companies, and capital markets.


  • Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Report 2019: Bridging Trade Finance Gaps through Technology
    17 Sep 2019 | Publication

    Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Report 2019: Bridging Trade Finance Gaps through Technology

    The report reviews trade facilitation progress in Asia and the Pacific and explores how technology can help bridge trade finance gaps.
  • 2019 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey
    03 Sep 2019 | Publication

    2019 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey

    This brief presents results from the 2019 ADB Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey, which quantifies global market gaps for trade finance and the impact on growth and jobs.
  • Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of State-Owned Banks in the Pacific
    30 Aug 2019 | Publication

    Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of State-Owned Banks in the Pacific

    This report profiles the roles, performance, market context, and regulatory frameworks of 13 state-owned banks in 10 Pacific countries.
  • Credit Guarantee System Expands Finance for Mongolia’s SMEs
    30 Aug 2019 | Video

    Credit Guarantee System Expands Finance for Mongolia’s SMEs

    ADB is supporting access to finance for Mongolia’s SMEs, which will sustain their businesses and thereby foster growth, diversify the economy, lessen the country's dependence on the mining sector, and create jobs.
  • Economic Empowerment of the Poor and Women in the East-West Economic Corridor in Myanmar
    15 Aug 2019 | Infographic

    Economic Empowerment of the Poor and Women in the East-West Economic Corridor in Myanmar

    The project seeks to increase gainful employment opportunities for women and the poor.
  • Enhanced Cooperation and Integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste: Scoping Study
    31 Jul 2019 | Publication

    Enhanced Cooperation and Integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste: Scoping Study

    This report explores the challenges and opportunities for enhancing cross-border cooperation and integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
  • Empowering Small Businesses in Maldives
    27 May 2019 | Video

    Empowering Small Businesses in Maldives

    Access to low-cost financing with limited collateral requirements has inspired many women to start family businesses in the beautiful Maldives. 
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