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SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019

  • smec19

    About this report

    Increasing annual investments in small and medium-sized enterprises by $1 trillion would yield disproportionate dividends in terms of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. These investments also have the potential to deliver healthy returns for investors.

    To boost investment in developing country small firms, this report finds that stronger investment facilitators (actors which connect firms to investors) are key. Other major findings: bundling investments for small firms into large packages helps scale up financing; disseminating information on small business credit performance improves risk assessments; and helping these firms to be investor-ready improves their commercial viability.

    • SMECO 2019 Full Report [English]
    • SMECO 2019 Executive Summary [English], SMECO 2019 Synthèse [French], SMECO 2019 Resumen Ejecutivo [Spanish]
    • SMECO 2019 Technical Annexes [Extended online version - English]
    • Launch event programme

    Animation video about the report


  • SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019


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