The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
An ageing population, the energy transition, and faltering globalization will continue to put pressure on business costs in the coming years.
What can companies do to adapt to these potentially profit-threatening trends?
BDC surveyed 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand how the rising cost of doing business is affecting them and what strategies they can adopt to address it.
BDC undertook the first-ever Canadian study on the use of advisory boards by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The study describes how advisory boards work in these businesses and quantitatively demonstrates that SMEs that use them have superior growth and better financial results.
The mandate of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) based on the Government Gazette Notice No. 836 of 2016 is to implement various Basic Social Protection Programmes (BSPP) aimed at protecting, promoting and assisting the poor and vulnerable in society.
Programmes implemented by the Department of Community Development promote the livelihoods of poor people by providing livelihoods skills and the seed capital in form of grants or micro-capital and farm inputs
Due to the absence of impact assessment the effect of the proposed changes on EU Financial Instruments and the benefit of a greater reliance on Implementing Partners was not estimated. In this context, the ELTI association would like to highlight proposals, as outlined further below, based on the practical experience of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) which are implementing partners (IPs) of EU funds, operating directly and/or with financial intermediaries.
Even with more knowledge of the economic effects, the international crisis caused by the
COVID-19 pandemic showed an uncertain picture at the beginning.
In this paper we focus our attention on the measures, actions and the role of public development
banks, particularly in the agricultural and micro, small and medium-sized enterprise sectors,
during the covid 19 crisis.
Author: Calderón, Romy; Fiestas, Kevin; Lago, Nataly; Carbajal, Javier
The honour loans mechanism is a multidimensional one combining financing free of interest or requirement for securities or guarantees, with support to entrepreneurs. It has several benefits for entrepreneurs. They are a complement to the local financial ecosystem and thus contribute to filling the finance gap. They can be integrated into national long-term public policies to support MSMEs and adapted to regional programmes.
ISF Advisors created this report to help identify and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of business development services (BDS) tools and methodologies provided to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (agri-SMEs). This report presents our findings from an extensive desk review of existing research, an analysis of data collected from 15 BDS provider case studies, and interviews/learning sessions with stakeholders in the space.
By 2028, it is expected that India's MSME sector will have contributed US$ 1 trillion to the country's overall exports, accounting for around 33% of the country's GDP. There are 7.9 million registered Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in India (MSMEs). About 120 million employment across industries and regions are supported by the sector, which amounts for about 33% of the nation's overall GDP.
Author: World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME)
Coronavirus should not have been such a surprise, because its unfolding has followed astonishingly closely the path of a “climate Minsky moment.” This publication focuses on the role that public banks across the globe have played in managing the economic crises of Covid-19 to date.
This publication gives a close look at the existing range of agricultural risk management tools that can be deployed both to address the current Covid-19 crisis and to build resilience for the future. From the perspective of traditional banking institutions, investing in Agri-SMEs tends to be perceived as riskier than investing in larger businesses, in other sectors, or both.
Author: Stenio Andrade, Michael von During, Pranav Prashad, and Karima Cherif with key contributions by Betti na Prato, Emily Kitongo, and Michael Hamp