Event: Small Business Finance – What Works, What Doesn’t?
The 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