This study was commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to assist in developing a new financial product in the form of credit lines to SME and mid-caps to encourage private sector-led innovation in Latvia and Romania and help these countries move higher on the EU’s Innovation Union Scoreboard.
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Joint STEM lab facility
The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….View report
Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ
Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…View report