What is the purpose of SME loan?

A key place of the World Bank Group’s work is to enhance SMEs’ get entry to to finance and discover progressive solutions to unencumber sources of capital.


Our approach is holistic, combining advisory and lending services to clients to boom the contribution that SMEs can make to the economic system inclusive of underserved segments including ladies owned SMEs.


Advisory and Policy Support for SME finance especially includes diagnostics, implementation support, global advocacy and understanding sharing of properly practice. For instance we offer;


Financial region tests to decide areas of development in regulatory and policy elements allowing expanded accountable SME access to finance

Implementation assist of projects such as improvement of permitting environment, layout and installation of credit score assure schemes

Improving credit infrastructure (credit reporting structures, secured transactions and collateral registries, and insolvency regimes) that may cause greater SME access to finance.

Introducing innovation in SME finance inclusive of e-lending platforms, use of opportunity information for credit decisioning, e-invoicing, e-factoring and supply chain financing.

Policy work, analytical work, and other Advisory Services can also be furnished in guide of SME finance sports.

Advocacy for SME finance at global stage through collaborating and assisting G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Financial Stability Board, International Credit Committee for Credit Reporting on SME Finance associated troubles.

Knowledge control gear and flagship publications on top exercise, a hit fashions and policy frameworks

Lending Operations:


SME Lines of Credit offer devoted financial institution financing – regularly for longer tenors than are commonly to be had in the marketplace – to aid SMEs for funding, boom, export, and diversification.

Partial Credit Guarantee Schemes (PCGs) – the design of PCGs is critical to SMEs’ success, and support can be supplied to layout and capitalize such centers.

Early Stage Innovation Finance affords fairness and debt/quasi-debt to start up or excessive increase firms which can also in any other case no longer be capable of get entry to financial institution financing.

Results of Our Work


Early-Stage SME Finance


The Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises (iSME) task is a $30 million investment lending operation imparting fairness co-investments in progressive younger corporations similarly to a provide funding window for seed degree companies. Pymes  As of August 2019, iSME’s co-investment fund has invested $10.23 million across 22 investments and has been able to leverage $25.Forty seven million in co-financing, demonstrating its ability to crowd in personal sector financing and increase the marketplace for early degree equity finance in Lebanon. To date, 60 out of 174 grantees had leveraged the iSME funding to raise a complete of $13.1 million from various funding assets, a leverage ratio of 5.3 times. Overall, stakeholders’ consultations advise that the iSME undertaking should play an even larger role within the destiny financing of the Venture Capital (VC) area through assisting present VCs and rising players, such as increasing attention on a fund of finances approach, that can additionally cowl increase finances (later degree and private fairness).