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.
Postdisaster Subsidies for Small and Medium Firms: Insights for Effective TargetingThis paper explores the effect of postdisaster capital subsidies on the recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how policymakers could target public support to them more effectively.
Trade and the Legal Entity IdentifierThis brief discusses the features of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) as a unique and secure system to facilitate business transactions, risk evaluation, and money lending.
Helping Bhutan’s SMEs is Critical for Women Empowerment - Ingrid van WeesEvery time I pass by the busy streets of developing Asian cities, Thimphu’s included, I couldn’t help but notice the bustling small businesses lining up the side streets.