The executive summary of "Financing Technology Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities" will provide a quick glance at the issues surrounding the financing gap of SMEs in the developing world.
The general obstacles to financing (information asymmetries, high risk, high transactions costs, and a lack of collateral) are often exacerbated by the nature of ICT/ICTE firms. Additionally, a lack of diversity for funding opportunities and a number of demand-side constraints increase the size and severity of the financing gap. This gap is detailed both sectorally and by surveyed countries. Finally, this exective summary provides a brief overview of some measures that can be taken to alleviate this gap.