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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Event: Small Business Finance - What Works, What Doesn't?

By Derek Newberry

WB imageThe debate around SME finance is rapidly maturing. Development professionals and socially-minded investors are well aware of the difficulty entrepreneurs in emerging economies have in securing capital larger than microloans.

A World Bank conference to be held next Monday and Tuesday in Washington, DC takes the conversation forward - from acknowledging the challenges of SME finance to getting into the specifics of how to make SME finance work. Speakers including:
  • Thorsten Beck - World Bank
  • Allen Berger - U. South Carolina and Wharton; and
  • Meghana Ayyagari - George Washington University
will discuss best practices and new mechanisms for channeling capital to this sector. See the IFC site for more details.Via PSD Blog
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