Access to Finance Consultancy Report

10 Nov 2015

This report analyses the supply and demand of small and medium enterprises financing in Timor-Leste. It researches programmes for improving finance for social businesses, and concludes by recommending a loan guarantee as the ideal format for the Social Business Fund to operate in Timor-Leste.


  • 'Mobilizing Social Business' project aimes to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as engines of inclusive economic growth
  • The project is focusing on Social Business Promotion as a sustainable way to achieve social returns with financial sustainability, poverty reduction towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • This "Access to Finance Consultancy Report" presents collected and analyzed data about the demand and supply of loans to SMEs in Timor-Leste
  • This report also discusses and evaluates mechanisms to facilitate SME access to finance, recommending a loan guarantee scheme

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