Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Financing Technology Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
Excerpted from infoDev's study of Financing Technology Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities.

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.


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