Best Practice Regulatory Principles Supporting MSME Access to Finance

Project Overview

Measures to increase the flow of funds to MSME’s is a major development challenge identified by G20, APEC and other organizations in promoting financial inclusion in the Asia Pacific region. This project seeks to address this challenge by promoting a regulatory environment in the APEC region’s economies conducive to supporting increased lending by development banks, the commercial banking system and through capital markets. It reviewed existing regulatory impediments that impact on finance availability and consider the concept of proportional regulatory and supervisory frameworks conducive to increasing financial inclusion and propose best practice regulatory principles. The output of the work should contribute to broader and deeper financial inclusion, employment and investment in the region’s economies.  Our role was to organize and technically support the Australian APEC Study Centre to ensure that all aspects of the project’s implementation are carried out as approved and in line with APEC project guideline and participate in consultative dialogues and meetings for development of National Strategy for Financial Inclusion

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