MSMEs are the backbone of the economy, however, they have faced a stream of obstacles on their road to obtaining crucial financing, particularly in emerging and developed markets, such as India and Southeast Asia.
A three pillar approach to achieving a more sustainable and inclusive future for global trade
There is immense synergy to be unlocked between SMEs and trade finance funds by working closely together and developing relationships that allow for a level of comfort on both sides of the coin to be developed over time.
With competitive digital economy, Colombia will be able to plan for post-pandemic recovery and strengthen regional economies to adopt smart solutions linked to the Internet of Things that allow them to compete in global value chains.
The Local Currency System – SML – resurfaces as an alternative to recover trade flows not only in the Mercosur but also in other regions of the world which can implement it.
SMEs need to re-think their innovation strategy including digitalisation as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital technology in trade.
TFG heard from ICC’s Secretary General John Denton and talked about actions needed from governments, private sector leaders and international institutions to ensure the continued viability of our MSMEs.
TFG caught up with IFC’s SME Finance Forum CEO, Matt Gamser on MSME’s importance in real-world economic growth, job creation, and innovation.