November 2016: In this Policy Research Talk, Miriam Bruhn, Senior Economist at the World Bank, compared approaches to promote SMEs in three areas where research is providing new insight: regulatory reform, access to finance, and business practices.
SME growth and job creation | SMEs employ around 50 percent of workers in developing countries | Preferential tax regime in Georgia partial success | Firm registration reform in Mexico | Banco Azteca improved access to finance for low-income individuals | Psychometric screening tool can improve loan repayment behavior | Consulting services can improve SME performance | Exploring business literacy program in Bosnia
Florence Kondylis is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group. She coordinates impact evaluations in Agricultural Adaptations. More recently, she started Development Impact Analytics to help generate and curate more and better data for impact evaluation.