Derek Newberry

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

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