Unlocking the SME financing paradox: A $200Bn opportunity to accelerate sustainability with low default rates and good returns

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 From 12:30 to 14:00 (CET) Impact Hub - Grand Salon
Supply Demand Mismatch

Unsecured SME short-term financing demonstrates low risk and good returns yet struggles to attract financing. We show how ITC, development Banks & business support organisations are plugging the $200Bn supply and demand mismatch in Africa, slashing bank onboarding, short-term financing and transactions costs for MSMEs, to open-up substantial LDC/LMIC sustainable trade and enterprise financing opportunities.


Ian Sayers

Senior Adviser, Access to financing and investment - International Trade Centre

Ian leads ITCs help to 1,000s of developing country MSMEs to upgrade their skills and find affordable financing to accelerate sustainable and inclusive business growth, value-addition and competitiveness in trade.