Evaluation of Member States Policies to Facilitate Access to Co-finance for SMEs

Client                           DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission
Implemented by        Panteia/ENSR
Year                              2010 – 2012

In this evaluation the effectiveness of Member States programmes to facilitate the access to finance of SMEs, assessed. It first provided an overview of public SME financing programmes in all Member States. Furthermore, an in-depth assessment was made of the effectiveness of public SME financing programmes in six Member States. In addition the study highlights whether Member States have introduced or amended existing financing programmes during the financial and economic crisis, where the number of enterprises under financial stress has increased.