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South Africa : Reducing Financial Constraints to Emerging Enterprises

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Abstract: South Africa's black enterprise sector is a residual employer with an important role to play in improving welfare and alleviating poverty. It is also a source of dynamic and potentially dynamic firms that create wealth and generate employment. The challenge facing South Africa is to design an institutional framework that accords black enterprises much broader access to financial services, training, and technical assistance. That framework is contained in the government's policy paper, National Strategy for the Development and Promotion of Small Business in South Africa. Details of the institutional framework to increase access to financial services by emerging enterprises are discussed here. Like South Africa, many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America face severe unemployment, a stagnant formal economy and a burgeoning informal economy made up of small enterprises which constitute the only means of livelihood for a substantial share of the population. South Africa's efforts to develop its formal financial sector's capacity to serve the needs of small, new businesses offers potentially interesting lessons for other countries.
Type: Publications & Research :: Brief
Publications & Research
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9987
Subject: ACCESS TO COLLATERAL
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
ACCESS TO RESOURCES
ACCOUNTING
APARTHEID
APEX INSTITUTION
ARREARS
BANK ASSETS
BANKING SYSTEM
BLACK MARKET
BORROWER
CAPITALIZATION
COLLATERAL
COLLATERAL FOR LOANS
COMMERCIAL BANK
COMMERCIAL BANK ASSETS
COMMERCIAL BANKING
COMMERCIAL BANKS
COMPETITIVE MARKET
CONTRACTUAL SAVINGS
CONTRACTUAL SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS
COST STRUCTURES
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
DONOR FUNDS
ECONOMIC GROWTH
EMPLOYER
EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
ENTREPRENEURS
EXPOSURE
FINANCE INSTITUTIONS
FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
FINANCIAL NEEDS
FINANCIAL SYSTEM
FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
FIRMS
FORMAL ECONOMY
FORMAL FINANCIAL SECTOR
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
GROWTH RATE
GUARANTEE SCHEME
INCOME
INCOMES
INEQUALITIES
INFORMAL ECONOMY
INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE
INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
INVESTMENT BANKS
INVESTMENT FUNDS
LABOR MARKET
LENDERS
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
LOAN
LOAN REPAYMENT
LOAN REPAYMENT RATES
LOAN SIZES
MANUFACTURERS
MARKET CONDITIONS
MARKET CONSTRAINTS
MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
MICROENTERPRISES
NEW BUSINESSES
NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
OUTREACH
PORTFOLIO
PORTFOLIO OF LOANS
PROFITABILITY
RETAIL ENTERPRISES
SAVINGS
SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS
SMALL BUSINESS
SMALL BUSINESSES
SMALL ENTERPRISES
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
TRACK RECORD
TRANSACTIONS COSTS
TURNOVER
UNEMPLOYMENT
VENDORS
WORKING CAPITAL




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