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Between Needs and Availability: The External Financing Gap Indicator

Publisher: Microfinance Centre Authors: Justyna Pytkowska, Piotr Koryński Year: 2018 Download “Between Needs and Availability: The External Financing Gap Indicator” This MFC’s research paper considers the (mis)match between the financing needs of European MSMEs and the perception of availability of external financing. Our question is: how do changes in the perceived need for external financing (and its availability) line up with the patterns ...

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EIF Working Papers 2018/46-47: EIF SME Access to Finance Index and European Small Business Finance Outlook

EIF Working Paper 2018/47 – EIF SME Access to Finance Index This Working Paper outlines the methodology underlying the new EIF SME Access to Finance (ESAF) Index, which aims oat monitoring developments in SMEs’ access to financial resources in the EU. The index, which is newly developed and will be periodically updated, fills a gap since such an approach did ...

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