Three Paths to Expanding Funding Options for MSMEs in Serbia:
Learning from Regional Experience
29 October 2020 (Thursday) via zoom
14:00 – 16:00
This virtual meeting will explore three approaches for expanding institutional options for financing MSMEs using the experience of three countries in the region (Greece, North Macedonia and Albania). These options will be presented against the backdrop of characteristics of a comprehensive framework for financing MSMEs taking into account the current situation and the existing legal and institutional constraints that hinder the development of a wider institutional lending landscape.
The first part of the webinar will briefly describe the characteristics of a well-functioning funding system for MSMEs in a country, and will present the results of the field research of the investors and banks. This will help to identify the missing components of the framework in Serbia – both from the point of institutional structure as well as lending technologies.
The second part of the webinar will focus on presenting the feasible options to expand the institutional framework through appropriate regulation, legislation, and government policies using: (1) a regulatory sandbox approach, (2) a specialized microfinance law, and (3) a non-banking financial institutions law.
This meeting is a collaboration effort among the Microfinance Centre (MFC), Serbian Chamber of Commerce and UNDP.
if you are interested in joining the Round Table please get in touch with Bartosz Piechowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi