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The Impact of COVID-19 on SME Financing

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 …
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International Compendium of Entrepreneurship Policies

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 …
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Enhancing Equal Access to Opportunities for All in G20 Countries

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 – …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2020: An OECD Scoreboard

Sufficient and affordable access to different sources of finance is crucial to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to contribute to inclusive growth. The 9th edition of the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs provides data from 48 countries around the world on SME lending, alternative finance instruments and financing conditions, as well as information on …
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Innovation Support in the Enterprise Sector: Industry and SMEs

This OECD policy paper outlines major policy trends in public support of innovation activities in industry and SMEs across OECD countries. It discusses the policy mix to strengthen business R&D and innovation, and possible avenues to improve this mix in response to evolving needs, driven new trends in technology and other factors. Across the OECD, …
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OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook 2019

The new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook presents the latest trends in performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides a comprehensive overview of business conditions and policy frameworks for SMEs and entrepreneurs.This year’s edition provides comparative evidence on business dynamism, productivity growth, wage gaps and export trends by firm size across OECD countries …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2019: An OECD Scoreboard

Sufficient and affordable access to different sources of finance is crucial to allow SMEs and entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. The 8th edition of the OECD Scoreboard on SME and Entrepreneurship Finance report provides data from 46 countries around the world on debt finance, alternative finance instruments and financing conditions, as well as information …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018: An OECD Scoreboard

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 …
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