Financing Technology Entrepreneurs & SMEs in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

In developing countries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have great difficulty in obtaining the necessary financial resources to effectively scale up and grow their businesses. This report provides: (i) an assessment of the financing needs voiced by techno-entrepreneurs; (ii) a review of the financing opportunities available; and (iii) a series of suggestions regarding possible measures to alleviate the financing gap.

In addition, it provides an assessment of the financing conditions in ten selected countries: Argentina, Brazil, India, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

Separate country reports provide detailed results for the ten countries surveyed, which are available on infoDev’s website:

Roberto Zavatta
© infoDev, 2008, 91 pages