MSME Finance Gap | Last Updated 17 Oct 2019

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are one of the strongest drivers of economic development, innovation and employment. Access to finance is frequently identified as a critical barrier to growth for MSMEs.Creating opportunities for MSMEs in emerging markets is a key way to advance economic development and reduce poverty. The private and public sector can better address this matter if they have better insights about the magnitude and nature of the finance gap. Hence, sizing MSME finance gap is crucial for the governors, financiers and other private sector players to target high potential growth areas and hence more efficiently support MSME sector development. MSME finance gap is estimated as the difference between current supply and potential demand which can potentially be addressed by financial institutions. The MSME finance gap assumes that the firms in a developing country have the same willingness and ability to borrow as their counterparts in well- developed credit markets and operate in comparable institutional environments — and that financial institutions lend at similar intensities as their benchmarked counterparts. See

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This dataset has the following 66 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
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% Micro Female Option 2micro_female_option_2number
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Number of Micro - Women Option 2number_of_micro_women_option_2number
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Micro_Partly Constrainedmicro_partly_constrained_2number
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SME_Partly Constrained %sme_partly_constrained_1number
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SME_Partly Constrainedsme_partly_constrained_2number
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Male_Partly Constrainedmale_partly_constrained_2number
Female_Fully Constrained %female_fully_constrained_1number
Female_Partly Constrained %female_partly_constrained_1number
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Female_Fully Constrainedfemale_fully_constrained_2number
Female_Partly Constrainedfemale_partly_constrained_2number
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Source - Number of Micro Enterprisessource_number_of_micro_enterprisestext
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SME: Current Volumesme_current_volumenumber
Source - Current Supplysource_current_supplytext
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Finance gapfinance_gapnumber
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SME: Finance Gapsme_finance_gapnumber
GDP [2015]gdp_2015number
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Micro Men Gapmicro_men_gapnumber
SME Women Gapsme_women_gapnumber
SME Men Gapsme_men_gapnumber
Informal Potential Demandinformal_potential_demandnumber
Informal as % of Formalinformal_as_of_formalnumber