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									                                                                                                                                Cross-country data sources

               What's in here: Cross-country datasets and reports. Blue-colored entries refer to macro/national-level data; teal entries to firm/subnational-level data; orange entries refer specifically to SME data; and green entries refer to SME projects.



                                                                                                                                                     ASIA
  Data Provider              Title             Time Period                                        Description                                                 Variables/Types of data                     Data Access/Link              Related Articles/Publications           Countries            Other Notes
  Association of                                                                                                                                    macroeconomic indicators, trade, investment,                                                                                                  data available for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.aseansec.org/1310
 Southeast Asian       ASEAN Statistics           2003-5       Database including economic data on the ASEAN member states.                         transportation & communication and tourism                                ASEAN statistical yearbooks                ASEAN members            download in html
                                                                                                                                                                                                 0.htm
 Nations (ASEAN)                                                                                                                                    data                                                                                                                                          or execell format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The 2004 report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  includes a special
                                                                                                                                                    Population, labor force and employment,                                                                                                       chapter discussing
                                                              Key Indicators is an annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank.    national accounts, production, energy, price                                                                                                  the various
Asian Development     ADB Key Indicators                      It presents the most current economic, financial and social data on the Bank's        indices, money and banking, government          http://www.adb.org/Statistics/ki Key Indicators annual statistical   About 40 ADB member      aspects of poverty -
                                             early 1980s-2004
    Bank (ADB)         Annual Reports                         developing member countries. The data is organized in the form of regional and        finance, external trade, balance of payments,   .asp                             data books (1999-2004)              countries                "Poverty in Asia:
                                                              country tables. Since 2001, it also features a special thematic chapter.              international reserves, exchange rates,                                                                                                       Measurement,
                                                                                                                                                    external indebtedness                                                                                                                         Estimates, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prospects".



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (1) Selected Poverty and Related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Indicators. April 2001. Available in
                                                                                                                                                    Indicators include, when available (for 1990                                    PDF format:
                                                                                                                                                    and the most recent year): Mid-year                                             (http://www.adb.org/Documents/ED
                                                                                                                                                    population, Annual growth rate of population,                                   RC/Statistics/Poverty/SPI.pdf).
                                                                                                                                                    Life expectancies at birth, Per Capita GNP in                                   Also available in Excel format:
                                                                                                                                                    US$, Poverty incidence (national, rural, urban)                                 (http://www.adb.org/Statistics/Povert
                                                               ADB is undertaking a review of the current status of poverty measurement and
                                                                                                                                                    based on the national poverty line, Income                                      y/ctry.asp).    (2) Fighting Poverty
                    ADB Poverty and                            data availability in each developing member country, and is building a database
Asian Development                                                                                                                                   ratio, Gini coefficient, Adult literacy rates,  http://www.adb.org/Statistics/p in Asia and the Pacific: The Poverty About 40 ADB member
                  Development Indicators        1990-2001      of key poverty indicators. The poverty database is being built which will include:
    Bank (ADB)                                                                                                                                      Gross primary school enrollment ratios,         ov_dev_indicators.asp           Reduction Strategy of the Asian       countries
                         reports                               Selected poverty and social indicators, a list of key documents, an inventory of
                                                                                                                                                    Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate,                                 Development Bank. January 2004.
                                                               household surveys and censuses.
                                                                                                                                                    Child malnutrition, Population with access to                                   The paper spells out the steps to be
                                                                                                                                                    safe water (rural, urban), Population with                                      taken to support development of
                                                                                                                                                    access to sanitation (rural / urban), Technical                                 specific poverty reduction strategies
                                                                                                                                                    note on poverty measurement, Main source of                                     for each borrowing country (revised
                                                                                                                                                    poverty data                                                                    3 years later). Available:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (http://www.adb.org/Documents/Poli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cies/Poverty_Reduction/default.asp)


  United Nations                                                                                                                                    Population stats, health education and culture
                                                               Asia-Pacific In Figures is intended for those who need to know at a glance the       indicators; econ indicators; trade, transport
Economic and Social
                                             1980, 1990, 1995, basic features and trends in the region. The explanatory notes provided should       and tourism indicators; fin indicators, labor  http://www.unescap.org/stat/da
Commission for Asia   Asia-Pacific Figures                                                                                                                                                                                                                               about 60 countries
                                             2000, 2002, 2003 facilitate an understnading of the data, which cover many important socio-            force and production indicators; natural       ta/apif/
  and the Pacific
                                                               economic aspects of development.                                                     resources and environment; human devel
   (UNESCAP)
                                                                                                                                                    index




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                                                                                                                                             Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                             SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                             demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                             in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                             Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                             of people employed by each SME,                                                                                       Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                             contribution of SMEs to the APEC economy,                                                                             Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium                     The purpose of this report is to provide a profile of the state of SMEs in APEC.
                                                                                                                                             contribution to total employment, contribution   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                   Wherever possible, it seeks to give an overview of the level of SME activity at                                                                                      Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                                                                                             to private sector jobs, contribution of micro,   c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs    1990-2000   three time points: from the outset of APEC in the early 1990s; just before the                                                                                       APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                                                                                             small and medium SMEs to employment,             small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                    "Asian Crisis" in 1997; and the latest data available, which is generally about                                                                                      2003)
                                                                                                                                             changes in the relative composition by size of   html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000                      1998, 1999 or 2000.
                                                                                                                                             SMEs in APEC, contribution to employment                                                                              Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                             by SMEs by major industry sector, Long term                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                             trends, growth and dynamics of SMEs in                                                                                USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                             APEC, comparison of growth in the number of
                                                                                                                                             SMEs, employment in SMEs, GDP growth,
                                                                                                                                             and total employment growth, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Singapore, Philippines,
                                                          Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                                                         New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific      The APEC Survey on
                                                          by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                                               http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                      Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic          Small and Medium            -                                                                                          country SME profiles                                                                                                                             excellent
                                                          cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                                              ownfile.html                                                         Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)       Enterprises
                                                          measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                                                       Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the US
                                                          The overall objective of SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) is to
                                                          stimulate growth, increase employment and reduce poverty by increasing the
                       The SouthAsia                      number, profitability and growth rates of SMEs in Bangladesh, Northeast India,
                         Enterprise                       Bhutan and Nepal. They have a poverty monitoring team which seeks to study                                                                                                                               Bangladesh, Northeast
     WB/IFC                                    various                                                                                       SME projects                                     http://www.sedf.org/
                     Development Facility                 the effects of SMEs on poverty (through interviewing farmers, small producers,                                                                                                                           India, Bhutan and Nepal
                           (SEDF)                         RMG workers, business membership organisations etc who are indirectly
                                                          affected by SEDF's interventions at the firm and the market levels). no data is
                                                          available yet.   <http://www.sedf.org/poverty.php>

                                                          PEDF supports development of viable small and medium-sized private sector
                     The Pacific Enterprise               businesses, as a means of stimulating sustainable economic growth and
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www2.ifc.org/sme/html/p
     WB/IFC          Development Facility     2003-2006   productive employment in the South Pacific region. Established 1990, PEDF was SME projects                                                                                                               South Pacific Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                              edf.html
                           (PEDF)                         created to accelerate the development of productive private sector enterprises
                                                          sponsored and owned by South Pacific island entrepreneurs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eastern Indonesia:
                     Program for Eastern                  Established in 2003. It improves access to finance, the business enabling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kalimantan, Sulawesi,
       IFC             Indonesia SME           ongoing    environment, develop sustainable supply chain and provide linkages in the          SME projects                                     http://www.ifc.org/pensa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bali, East Nusa
                     Assistance (PENSA)                   agribusiness, oil, gas and mining, handicraft industries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tenggara




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                                                                                                                                           LATIN AMERICA
   Data Provider               Title           Time Period                                         Description                                                Variables/Types of data                     Data Access/Link                Related Articles/Publications             Countries              Other Notes
   United Nations                                                                                                                                   social development and welfare indicators,
     Economic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25 Latin American and
                                                                                                                                                    population, trade, national accounts, domestic
Commission for Latin   Economic and Social                                                                                                                                                         http://www.eclac.cl/estadistica                                           Caribbean member
                                               1990-2005       Statistical Yearbooks for Latin America and the Carribean 2001-2004.                 prices, external indeptedness, natural
  America and the        Statistics Series                                                                                                                                                         s/default.asp?idioma=IN                                                   countries, including
                                                                                                                                                    resources, infrastructure, employment, social
     Carribean                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
                                                                                                                                                    conditions, etc.
    (UNECLAC)
                       Latin America and the
                                                                                                                                                    Health, Education, Environment, Democracy,
                       Caribbean: Selected                     Online Socio-Economic database - organized by socio-economic sector and by                                                      http://qesdb.cdie.org/lac/index.
      USAID                                    1997-2003                                                                                            Economy, Trade, Investment, Assistance,
                       Economic and Social                     region                                                                                                                          html
                                                                                                                                                    Poverty
                             Data 2004
                                                               Abstract: This study is being published with the sole objective of contributing to   Includes data arranged into 9 main topics:
                                                               the debate on a topic of importance to the region, and to elicit comments and        Number of firms, Employment, Turnover
                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
 Inter-American                                                suggestions from interested parties. This paper has not gone through the             and/or added value, SME Policies, Informal                                                                                                          Available only in
                         SME Observatory       1993-1998                                                                                                                                          blication/publication_159_4004                                             25 countries
Development Bank                                               Department’s peer review process or undergone consideration by the SDS               Sector, Financing, Technology and Innovation,                                                                                                       Spanish.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  _e.htm
                                                               Management Team. As such, it does not reflect the official position of the Inter-    Exports, Entrepreneurial dynamism (birth and
                                                               American Development Bank.                                                           deaths of companies).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "SME Indicators". Publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        includes some SME stats number of    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SMEs, definitions of SMEs,           Colombia, Costa Rica, El
                                               varies by the                                                                                                                                                                            employment, etc) but is only
     FUNDES                SME projects                        FUNDES seeks to promote the competitiveness of the SME in Latin America              SME projects                                   http://home.fundes.org/                                                   Salvador, Guatemala,       in Spanish
                                                 country                                                                                                                                                                                available in Spanish.                Mexico, Panama,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <http://home.fundes.org/doc/INDICA   Venezuela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DORES%20FUNDES%202%20DE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FINICIONES.pdf>
                       IFC SME Development                     The facility's objective is to promote private sector development by supporting
                          Programs- Latin                      SMEs and to contribute to poverty reduction in the region. Initially serving Bolivia,                                               http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/lac.nsf/                                        Bolivia, Honduras,
        IFC                                          -                                                                                               SME projects
                          America and the                      Peru, Nicaragua, and Honduras, the facility will be expanding its geographic                                                        Content/SMEfacility                                                       Nicaragua, Peru
                          Carribean Facility                   scope throughout the region in FY05.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact: 1101 14th
                                                               FINCA International seeks to create employment, raise family incomes, and                                                                                                                                     Zambia, Malawi, S.
                          Foundation for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                St. NW | Suite
                                                               reduce poverty worldwide. Since then, FINCA has been working through a                                                                                                                                        Africa), Latin America
                           International                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1100 |
      ImpAct                                     ongoing       network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions in 23 countries, offering   microfinance projects                          http://www.villagebanking.org/                                            (Mexico, Guatemala,
                       Community Assistance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Washington, DC
                                                               savings and lending services to poor families using 'village banking' group-                                                                                                                                  El Salvador,
                             (FINCA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20005 , Tel
                                                               lending methodology.                                                                                                                                                                                          Nicaragua, Equador,        202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Haiti, Honduras)




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                                                                                                                                  EAST/CENTRAL EUROPE
   Data Provider                Title            Time Period                                       Description                                                  Variables/Types of data                     Data Access/Link             Related Articles/Publications             Countries               Other Notes

                                                                                                                                                      Variables: Management control, ownership
                                                                 Abstract: The Report is based on the results of a survey of some 33 developing
                                                                                                                                                      restrictions, performance requirements,
                                                                 countries, conducted in co-operation with the United Nations and the ICC
                                                                                                                                                      sectorial licensing, foreign transaction
                                                                 (International Chamber of Commerce). The study covers the years from 1997 to
                                                                                                                                                      restrictions, intellectual property and
                                                                 1999 and is the third in a series (the first survey covered 1987 to 1992, the
                                                                                                                                                      remunerations, inconsistent regulation,
                                                                 second 1993 to 1996). The Report demonstrates that over the last three years,                                                                                                                              33 developing countries,
                                                                                                                                                      ponderous control, technology policy,
The European Round Stockholm Institute of                        the 33 developing countries surveyed have continued to open up their economies                                                                                          Improved Investment Conditions -   including (from our target
                                                                                                                                                      personnel-related, nationalization risk, closing http://www.ert.be/pf/enf_frame.
Table of Industrialists - Transition Economics                   to private investment, and to deregulate and modernise the rules and institutions                                                                                       Third survey on improvements in    group) Bangladesh,         link to the article,
                                                  1997-1999                                                                                           a business, tax system, price controls,            htm (the link to the article is
Improved Investment         (SITE) - Eastern                     relevant to business and adapt them to global requirements. The Report maps                                                                                             conditions for investment in the   Brazil, Ethiopia,          not the actual data
                                                                                                                                                      protectionism, domestic finance, restriction on under the North-South section)
 Conditions Surveys        Europe Survey Data                    out areas where progress has been particularly significant and also identifies                                                                                          developing world (June 2000).      Indonesia, Philippines,
                                                                                                                                                      distribution, legal system, administration
                                                                 some of the impediments that still remain. Topics include foreign direct                                                                                                                                   Uganda
                                                                                                                                                      inefficiency, labour legislation, corruption,
                                                                 investment conditions, macroeconomics, institutions, local private sector, labour,
                                                                                                                                                      political instability and elasticity, insufficient
                                                                 background, living conditions and others. The main purpose of the survey is to
                                                                                                                                                      importance, attitudes, quality, labor
                                                                 assess the progress made in the improvement of conditions for foreign
                                                                                                                                                      qualifications, labor attitudes, labor politicized
                                                                 investments in the countries surveyed.
                                                                                                                                                      unions, environment, security, war and others.
                                                                                                                                                 Variables: Private sector share of GDP,
                                                                                                                                                 private sector share of employment, private
                                                                                                                                                 sector credit as a share of GDP (flow), private
                                                                                                                                                 sector investment as a share of GDP, total
                                                                A database providing annual macro cross-section data for 1990 to 1997 on the
                                                                                                                                                 number of enterprises privatized each year,                                                                                27 post-communist
                                                                degree of progress towards full privatization of industry made by transition
                        ECA Privatization and 1990 - 1995, 1996                                                                                  total number of new business establishments, http://www.worldbank.org/ecsp                                                 countries, including
     World Bank                                                 economies. Enterprise privatization is broken down by large and small as well as
                       Restructuring Database      - 2000                                                                                        tax arrears as a share of GDP, bank arrears     f/PSD-Yearbook/                                                            Romania and Bosnia-
                                                                by ownership (foreign, public, joint venture, private).
                                                                                                                                                 as a share of GDP, total number of registered                                                                              Hercegovina
                                                                                                                                                 enterprises, total number of industrial
                                                                                                                                                 enterprises, revenues from privatization, total
                                                                                                                                                 employment by sector, investment, enterprise
                                                                                                                                                 arrears.
                                                                                                                                                  Variables: Financial instability, inadequate
                                                                                                                                                  infrastructure, excessive taxes/regulation,
                                                                                                                                                  policy instability, inflation, exchange rate
  The World Bank       1999 Business                             The 1999 BEEPS is the transition economies component of the ongoing World                                                                                                                                  includes 26 post-
                                                                                                                                                  depreciation, malfunctioning of the judiciary,
   Institute & The    Environment and                            Business Environment Survey and assesses in detail the various dimensions of                                                                                                                               communist countries and the data available
                                                                                                                                                  corruption, street crime/theft/disorder,          http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/
 European Bank for Enterprise Performance        1996 - 2000     governance from the perspective of about 3,000 firms in 20 countries. The survey                                                                                                                           Turkey – from our target for download is
                                                                                                                                                  organized crime/mafia, governance obstacles governance/beeps.htm
 Reconstruction and   Survey (BEEPS),                            design permits an in-depth empirical analysis of governance and corruption,                                                                                                                                group: Bosnia and        aggregate data.
                                                                                                                                                  index, parliamentary legislation, presidential
    Development       Aggregate Data                             unbundling governance into its component dimensions.                                                                                                                                                       Romania
                                                                                                                                                  decrees, central bank, criminal courts, political
                                                                                                                                                  party finance, commercial courts, state
                                                                                                                                                  capture index.

                                                                                                                                                      Variables: Security of property: use of courts,
                                                                                                                                                      burden of government, under-reporting; total
                                                                                                                                                      cost of doing business: phone lines, initial
                                                                                                                                                      enterprise registration, continuing registration,                                Johnson S., McMillan J., Woodruff                               Free of charge,
                                                                                                                                                      fire sanitary inspector, tax inspector; initial                                  C. ''Entrepreneurs and the Ordering                             contact
                                                                 Micro cross-section datasets containing survey data collected in 1997 from
 European Bank for                                                                                                                                    finance in spin-off and start-up firms: sources                                  of Institutional Reform: Poland,                                researcher,
                    Eastern Europe Survey                        Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania from a total of 1,400 similar                                                             http://www.ebrd.com/pubs/eco                                     Poland, Slovak Republic,
 Reconstruction and                              1996 - 2000                                                                                          of initial finance, sources of initial loans, trade                              Slovakia, Romania, Russia and                                   http://www-
                         Data, 1997                              firms with number of employees ranging from 7 to 370 in similar cities from the                                                          no/wp0044.pdf                                                    Russia, Ukraine
Development (EBRD)                                                                                                                                    credit, expectation and realization of returns                                   Ukraine Compared. Economics of                                  irps.ucsd.edu/acad
                                                                 five countries.
                                                                                                                                                      on investments sources of start-up of firms,                                     Transition. March 2000. EBRD                                    emics/f-woodruff-
                                                                                                                                                      average number of workers in first year,                                         publications.                                                   cv.php
                                                                                                                                                      development of market influence, number of
                                                                                                                                                      firms, employment, firms with change in
                                                                                                                                                      employment; and others.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SMEs in Countries in Transition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (2001) – excellent publication -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        discusses legislative aspects by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        countries, SME supporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        measures and institutions, SWOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Strengths, Weaknesses,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Opportunities, Threats) analysis for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        each country, SME statistics
                                                         The overall goal of the UNECE Strategy for SME Development is to
 United Nations    Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                                                                                                 (Number of Different Types of
                                                         expand income opportunities in economies in transition through
   Economic         SME development in                                                                                                   links to SME policies, legislation, case      http://www.unece.org/indust/s    Economic Units at the end of 2000 – Includes 27 E/CE
                                                 -       sustainable and dynamic SME development. The objective is to promote
 Commission for    Countries of Transition                                                                                               studies, papers, etc                          me/ece-sme.htm                   2001, Number of Incorporated         countries
                                                         the conditions that are necessary for the growth and development of the
Europe (UNECE)             Series                                                                                                                                                                                       SMEs at the end of 2000 – 2001,
                                                         SME sector.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Employment in Incorporated SMEs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and in Total Economy at the end of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000 –2001, Structure of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Incorporated SMEs by Sectors at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the end of 2000 – 2001, Index of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SMEs Development). Available:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.unece.org/indust/sme/sm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        epubli.pdf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Austria, Belgium,
                                                                                                                                         company profiles - including name and legal   http://www.informest.it/look-
                                                         an interactive SME Database containing almost 500 company profiles from 9                                                                                                                         Bulgaria, Greece,
EU-Look East Net       sme database           various                                                                                    status, field of activity, company details,   east/database/smedatabase.a
                                                         European Countries                                                                                                                                                                                Hungary, Italy, Romania,
                                                                                                                                         markets, no longitudinal data                 sp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Spain, Slovenia

                                                                                                                                         SME statistics; Data from the ENSR
                                                                                                                                         Enterprise Surveys; Bibliographies on the                                                                         the former 15 EU
                                                         The Observatory of European SMEs was established by the Commission in
                                                                                                                                         topics covered by the various reports; SME                                                                        Member States,plus
   European            Observatory of                    December 1992 in order to improve the monitoring of the economic performance                                                   http://www.eim.nl/Observatory
                                             1999-2003                                                                                   organisations in each of the nineteen                                                                             Norway, Iceland,
  Commission          European SMEs                      of SMEs in Europe. Its task is to provide information on SMEs to policy-makers,                                                _Seven_and_Eight/start.htm
                                                                                                                                         countries; Links to websites of a large number                                                                    Liechtenstein and
                                                         researchers, economists and SMEs themselves.
                                                                                                                                         of organisations relevant to SME and SME                                                                          Switzerland
                                                                                                                                         policy in Europe and beyond

                    Southeast Europe                     SEED is a new multi-donor initiative managed by IFC to strengthen                                                             <http://www2.ifc.org/sme/html/
    WB/IFC              Enterprise             5 yrs     SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, FYR Macedonia, and Kosovo.                                                           seed.html>;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Albania, Bosnia,
                                                         This program was known as the Balkan Enterprise Facility during its                                                                                                                               Yugoslavia, Macedonia
                   Development (SEED)                                                                                                                                                  <http://www2.ifc.org/seed/>
                                                         initial planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Azerbaijan, Belarus,
                                                         The Private Enterprise Partnership is IFC’s business advisory program in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Georgia, Kazakhstan,
                   IFC Private Enterprise                countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Azerbaijan, Belarus,
      IFC                                     ongoing                                                                                    SME projects                                  http://www.ifc.org/pep                                              Kyrgyz Republic, Russia,
                        Partnership                      Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tajikistan, Ukraine, and
                                                         Uzbekistan and, most recently, Mongolia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Uzbekistan, Mongolia




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                                                                                                                                                  AFRICA
   Data Provider               Title           Time Period                                       Description                                                 Variables/Types of data                    Data Access/Link               Related Articles/Publications           Countries          Other Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.afdb.org/pls/portal/d
                                                                                                                                                Part one gives cross-country statistics on
                                                             Selected Statistics on African Countries 2005, is an annual publication of the                                                       ocs/PAGE/ADB_ADMIN_PG/
African Development Selected Statistics on                                                                                                      selected indicators. Part two provides country-
                                                 annual      African Development Bank, presenting data on major development indicators of                                                         DOCUMENTS/STATISTICS/P
     Bank (AfDB)    African Countries 2005                                                                                                      specific time series data on all the countries in
                                                             African economies.                                                                                                                   OCKETBOOK%202005_WEB
                                                                                                                                                the continent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  .PDF
                                                                                                                                                Most of the indicators shown are selected         http://www.afdb.org/pls/portal/d
                                                                                                                                                from the other Bank publications:                 ocs/PAGE/ADB_ADMIN_PG/
                                                             The ADB Statistics Pocketbook 2005, presents summary economic and social           Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group            DOCUMENTS/STATISTICS/S
African Development     The ADB Statistics                                                                                                                                                        ELECTED%202005_WEB.PD
                                                 annual      data on regional member countries and on the operational activities of the African Operations, Gender, Poverty and
     Bank (AfDB)         Pocketbook 2005
                                                             Development Bank Group.                                                            Environmental Indicators on African Countries F
                                                                                                                                                and Selected Statistics on African Countries
                                                                                                                                                which contain more detailed information.

                                                             The Africa RPED is an ongoing research project with the overall purpose of           The methodological approach consists of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RPED has thus far
                                                             generating business knowledge and policy advise useful to private sector             conducting a survey of firms in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carried out surveys in
                                                             manufacturing development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mandate of the Regional         manufacturing (and other sectors). About 400
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LOTS of documents and links:       Kenya, Tanzania,
                          Africa Regional                    Program on Enterprise Development is to carry out Investment Climate                 firms are surveyed from the population of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www1.worldbank.org/rpe <http://www1.worldbank.org/rped/do Zambia, Zimbabwe,
        WB             Program on Enterprise     ongoing     Assessments for the Africa Region. The data from these ICAs can be compared          firms. The survey questionnaire focuses on six
                                                                                                                                                                                                   d/                            cuments.asp?action=search&clear= Mozambique, Nigeria,
                       Development (RPED)                    with data from other regions in order to benchmark the competitiveness of the        key areas: firm's productivity, firm's access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 true>                              Eritrea, Ethiopia, Cote
                                                             private sector in any given country or region. Surveys carried out every 3-5 years   finance, training and skill building, impact of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    d'Ivoire, Cameroon,
                                                             will help determine whether the private sector is growing and whether                HIV on private sector, characteristics of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senegal, and Mauritius.
                                                             government policies have had a positive impact on firm productivity.                 business environment, barriers to exports



                                                             Contains survey data, collected in several steps. Wave 1 was undertaken in
                                                             August 1993 (data relates to 1992); wave 2 was undertaken in October 1994
                       Regional Programme                    (data relates to 1993); wave 3 was undertaken in January 1996 (data is from                                                                                           “Firm Growth, Productivity and
Economic and Social                                                                                                                               Firm-level data, including firms growth,
                          on Enterprise                      1995 and 1994). Total sample size was 217 firms in Wave 1, 213 firms for Wave                                                        http://www.esrftz.org/pdf/firmgr Earnings in Tanzanian
Research Foundation                            1992-1998                                                                                          productivity, export behavior, earnings,                                                                           Tanzania
                       Development Survey                    2 and 152 firms for Wave 3. The Wave 4 attempted to revisit all of the firms                                                         owth.pdf                         Manufacturing 1992-1999”. January
      (ESRF)                                                                                                                                      survival rate, etc.
                             (RPED)                          which had been interviewed as part of the RPED surveys and for which there was                                                                                        2002.
                                                             no clear evidence that these firms had ceased to exist (a total of 189 enterprises).
                                                             Where possible, data was collected for 1996, 1997, 1998.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Relative Importance of SME's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the South African Economy: An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Analysis of Issues and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Quantification of Magnitudes. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Access to Finance in South Africa:
                                                             Contains information on "micro, very small, small, and medium" enterprises
National Treasury of     National Treasury                                                                                                        number of employees, total annual turnover,                                        A Supply-Side Regulatory Review.
                                                 annual      organized by sectors (agriculture, mining, manufacturing, utilities, construction,                                                   http://www.treasury.gov.za/                                           South Africa           not very extensive
South Africa (NTSA)          Database                                                                                                             total gross asset value, business profiles                                         National Treasury of South Africa,
                                                             etc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Task Group of the Policy Board for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Services and Regulation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pretoria. Available:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     <http://www.treasury.gov.za/docume
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nts/sme/p25_56.pdf>




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                     Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                          Page 6 of 57
                      The African Women in                                                                                                                           http://www.afdb.org/portal/pag        Ethiopia, Kenya,
African Development                                     The AWIB program focuses on assisting andpromoting African Women in growth-                                                                        Tanzania
                        Business (AWIB)       ongoing                                                                               SME projects                     e?_pageid=0,104069&_dad=p
     Bank (AfDB)                                        oriented SMEs
                            Program                                                                                                                                  ortal&_schema=PORTAL
                                                                                                                                                                     http://ifcln1.ifc.org/ifcext/apd      Sub-Saharan Africa
                         African Project                The Africa Project Development Facility (APDF) is a donor-funded facility which
       IFC                                    ongoing                                                                                        SME project             f.nsf/Content/AboutUs
                       Development facility             provides a full range of services to the African SME sector.

                                                        APDF was established in 1986 as a multi-donor initiative helping African small SME projects                  http://www2.ifc.org/sme/html/a        Sub-saharan Africa
                                                        and medium enterprises ( SMEs) to develop "bankable" business plans and                                      pdf.html
                       The Africa Project               secure project financing. Headquartered in Johannesburg, with regional hubs in
     WB/IFC           Development Facility    ongoing   Abidjan, Accra, Johannesburg and Nairobi, and offices in Lagos and Cape Town,
                            (APDF)                      it facilitates access to a wide set of business development services for local
                                                        SMEs and the organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact: 1101 14th
                                                        FINCA International seeks to create employment, raise family incomes, and                                                                          Zambia, Malawi, S.
                         Foundation for                                                                                                                                                                                               St. NW | Suite
                                                        reduce poverty worldwide. Since then, FINCA has been working through a                                                                             Africa), Latin America
                          International                                                                                                                                                                                               1100 |
      ImpAct                                  ongoing   network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions in 23 countries, offering   microfinance projects   http://www.villagebanking.org/        (Mexico, Guatemala,
                      Community Assistance                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington, DC
                                                        savings and lending services to poor families using 'village banking' group-                                                                       El Salvador,
                            (FINCA)                                                                                                                                                                                                   20005 , Tel
                                                        lending methodology.                                                                                                                               Nicaragua, Equador,        202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Haiti, Honduras)




                                                                                                                      MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
                        The North Africa
                           Enterprise                   The North Africa Enterprise Development facility was established in September                                http://www2.ifc.org/sme/html/n
     WB/IFC                                   ongoing                                                                                        SME projects                                                  Morocco, Algeria, Egypt
                       Development facility             2002 to support small businesses in Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.                                              aed.html
                            (NAED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Afghanistan, Algeria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bahrain, Arab Republic
                                                        Established in 2004 by combining the North Africa Enterprise Development                                                                           of Egypt, Islamic
                                                        facility and the Private Enterprise Partnership for the Middle East. The new facility                                                              Republic of Iran, Iraq,
                        Private Enterprise              focuses on improving the business enabling and regulatory environment,                                                                             Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
                       Partnership for the              strengthening the financial sector, harnessing the growth of small and medium                                http://ifcln1.ifc.org/ifcext/apdf.n   Libya, Morocco, Oman,
       IFC                                    ongoing                                                                                         SME projects
                      Middle East and North             size enterprises and their support services such as business organizations and                               sf/Content/AboutUs                    Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
                       Africa (PEP-MENA)                consulting firms, helping restructure and privatize state-owned enterprises, and                                                                   Syrian Arab Republic,
                                                        developing viable private sector and public-private partnership projects,                                                                          Tunisia, United Arab
                                                        especially in infrastructure.                                                                                                                      Emirates, West Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Gaza, Republic of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Yemen




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                Cross-country data sources                                                                     Page 7 of 57
                                                                                                                                                GLOBAL
Data Provider             Title            Time Period                                        Description                                                     Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link           Related Articles/Publications             Countries          Other Notes
                                                                                                                                                    Also includes information on
                                                         Each country table provides data on 32 basic indicators, organized in five                 income/consumption surveys conducted
                                                         sections: population, poverty, environment, income, income/consumption                     recently, as well as information on              http://wbln0018.worldbank.org/
The World Bank    Poverty Monitoring
                                             various     distribution and social indicators. Social indicators include public expenditures,         participatory poverty assessments conducted      dg/povertys.nsf/DownloadSID?
    Group             database
                                                         net primary school enrollment rate, access to safe water, immunization rate, life          by the World Bank and other institutions         openform
                                                         expectancy at birth, and mortality.                                                        (information is searchable by regions and
                                                                                                                                                    countries)
                                                                                                                                                    Variables: Real per capita GDP, real per
                                                                                                                                                    capita GDP growth, population, growth in
                                                                                                                                                    population, investment to GDP at PPP, terms                                    Easterly, William; Kraay, Aart,
                                                                                                                                                    of trade shock, unweighted terms of trade                                      ''Small States, Small Problems?                              Dataset is included
                  Small States, Small                    Cross-national, cross-sectional study on income, growth, and volatility in small                                                            http://www.worldbank.org/rese
The World Bank                             1960 - 1995                                                                                              shock, secondary school enrollment rates,                                      Income, Growth and Volatility in   global                    as item number 17
                  Problems Database                      states for 1960 to 1995. 176 countries included in the study.                                                                               arch/growth/paauthor.htm
                                                                                                                                                    IMF indicator of capital account restrictions,                                 Small States.'' World Development.                           on the page.
                                                                                                                                                    institutional investor risk ratings, trade                                     November 2000.
                                                                                                                                                    openness, financial openness, capital inflows,
                                                                                                                                                    etc.
                                                                                                                                        Variables: Land area, black market exchange
                                                                                                                                        rate premium, growth in capital stock, ratio of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Article/Working
                                                                                                                                        deposit banks domestic assets to deposit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paper: King,
                                                                                                                                        banks and central bank, index of civil liberties,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert G.; Levine,
                                                                                                                                        ratio central government corporate income tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ross, ''Finance,
                       Finance,                                                                                                         revenue to GDP, currency held outside of
                                                         Macro time series datasets from 1960 to 1989 containing banking and finance                                                                                                                                                            entrepreneurship
                 Entrepreneurship and                                                                                                   banks as a share of GDP, ratio of private         http://www.worldbank.org/rese
The World Bank                             1960 - 1989   data as well as socio-economic information. The main focus of the study is to                                                                                                                                                          and growth:
                  Growth: Theory and                                                                                                    domestic assets to total domestic assets, ratio arch/growth/ddkile93.htm
                                                         examine the causal relationship between financial systems and economic growth.                                                                                                                                                         Theory and
                      Evidence                                                                                                          of gross claims on the private sector by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                evidence.'' Journal
                                                                                                                                        central bank a.k.a. private and deposit banks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Monetary
                                                                                                                                        to GDP, ratio central government defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Economics.
                                                                                                                                        expenditure to GDP, ratio central government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                December 1993.
                                                                                                                                        deficit to GDP, direct foreign investment
                                                                                                                                        inflows to GDP, etc.

                                                         Abstract: Countries with better institutions and countries that trade more grow
                                                         faster. Countries with better institutions also tend to trade more. These 3 stylized                                                        http://econ.worldbank.org/prog
                 Institutions, Trade and                 facts have been documented extensively. The paper investigates the partial                                                                                                 published in Journal of Monetary
The World Bank                                2002                                                                                                                                                   rams/macroeconomics/dataset
                     Growth Dataset                      effects of institutions and trade on growth and finds support for an important joint                                                                                       Economics (2002)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     s/data?id=22192
                                                         role for both trade and institutions in the very long run but relatively larger role for
                                                         trade in the short term.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friedrich Schneider. 2002. SIZE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AND MEASUREMENT OF THE
                                                         Estimates of the size of the informal economy in 110 developing, transition and                                                                                            INFORMAL ECONOMY IN 110
                                                         OECD countries are presented. The average size of the informal economy, as a
                   Schneider - Size of                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Docum COUNTRIES AROUND THE                  110 developing,
                                                         percent of official GNI in the year 2000, in developing countries is 41%, in
     WB           informal economy in         2000                                                                                       WB paper/data                                               ents/PapersLinks/informal_eco WORLD. Paper presented at an           transition and OECD
                                                         transition countries 38% and in OECD countries 18%. A large burden of taxation                                                                                             Workshop of Australian National
                      110 countries                                                                                                                                                                  nomy.pdf                                                             countries
                                                         and social security contributions combined with government regulations are the                                                                                             Tax Centre, ANU, Canberra,
                                                         main determinants of the size of the informal economy.                                                                                                                     Australia, July 17, 2002, financed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Doing Business project of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    World Bank.
                                                         Some other WB databases that are related to growth and may be of potential                                                                  Most of them can be accessed
                                                         interest include: Growth is Good for the Poor dataset (2002), Life During Growth                                                            here
The World Bank
                                                         dataset (1999), Governance Indicators for dataset (1996-2002), Global                                                                       <http://www.worldbank.org/res
                                                         Development Network Growth Database (2003).                                                                                                 earch/growth/wpdate.htm>




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                                      Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                             Page 8 of 57
                                                                                                                                                   labor force participation rate, employment-to-
                                                                                                                                                   population ratio, status in employment,
                                                                                                                                                   employment by sector, part-time workers,
                                                                  Includes data for over 200 countries. The volume employs an expanded, up-to-
                                                                                                                                                   hours of work, informal sector employment,
                                                                  date range of 20 key labour market indicators allowing researchers to compare
                                                                                                                                                   unemployment, youth employment, long-term
                                                                  and contrast between economies and within regions across time. Using statistical
                       Key Indicators of the                                                                                                       unemployment, unemployment by eductaional http://www.ilo.org/public/englis
International Labor                             1980, 1990, 1995, data on the labour force, employment, unemployment, underemployment,
                       Labor Market (KILM)                                                                                                         attainment, time-related unemployment,         h/employment/strat/kilm/indica           global                fee-based ($125)
Organization (ILO)                                 2000-2005      educational attainment of the workforce, wages and compensation, productivity
                            database                                                                                                               inactivity rate, educationa; attainment and    ts.htm
                                                                  and labour costs, labour market flows, and poverty and income distribution as
                                                                                                                                                   illiteracy, manufacturing wage trends,
                                                                  market indicators, it enables users to access the most current information
                                                                                                                                                   occupational wage and earning indices, hourly
                                                                  available. Maps and graphics are used throughout to highlight key points.
                                                                                                                                                   compensation costs, labor productivity and
                                                                                                                                                   unit labor costs, labor market flows, poverty
                                                                                                                                                   and incoome distribution
                                                                     The World Economic Outlook presents the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of
                                                                     economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by
                                                                     region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses   Aggregate and country-level indicators:
                         World Economic             1970-2005
                                                                     on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic              GDP(gross), GDP (PPP), inflation, world         http://www.imf.org/external/pub
       IMF              Outlook Database,         (depending on                                                                                                                                                                            global
                                                                     developments and prospects. It is usually prepared twice a year, as                 trade, world exports of goods and services,     s/ft/weo/1999/01/data/
                              1999              specific indicators)
                                                                     documentation for meetings of the International Monetary and Financial              world imports, etc
                                                                     Committee, and forms the main instrument of the IMF’s global surveillance
                                                                     activities.
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: Volume, origin and types of aid and
                                                                                                                                                      other resource flows; individual aid activities
                                                                                                                                                      on bilateral and multilateral Official
                                                                                                                                                      Development Assistance (ODA) or Official Aid
                                                                                                                                                      commitments by sector type, donors,
                           International                                                                                                                                                                                                                         free access to data
                                                                   Annual macro time series comparative statistics and information on international recipient, with textual and numerical                http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/
      OECD            Development Statistics,      1960-2001                                                                                          information on projects; amount and                                                  160+ countries        but need to
                                                                   development of each country for 1960 to 2001.                                                                                         50/17/5037721.htm
                           1960 - 2001                                                                                                                composition of the external debt of 168                                                                    register
                                                                                                                                                      recipient countries; key development
                                                                                                                                                      indicators; numerous aid charts for
                                                                                                                                                      Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
                                                                                                                                                      members, recipient countries/territories and
                                                                                                                                                      regions.
                                                                                                                                                      annual data on total population, density, Gross
                                                                                                                                                      Domestic Product (GDP), GDP per capita,
                                                                                                                                                      value added in agriculture, industry and
                                                                                                                                                      services (% GDP), household disposable
                                                                                                                                                      income per capita and savings, net lending
                                                                                                                                                      and tax receipts for general government,
                                                                   Statistical portal containing detailed data on 25 topics, including environment,                                                      http://www.oecd.org/statsportal
                                                                                                                                                      investment, standardised unemployment                                                mostly OECD and
      OECD               Statistics Portal         1986 - 2005     trade, labor, agriculture, social and welfare, technology, et al. from 1986 to the                                                    /0,2639,en_2825_293564_1_1
                                                                                                                                                      rates, male & female participations rates, long-                                     Eurozone
                                                                   present.                                                                                                                              _1_1_1,00.html
                                                                                                                                                      term unemployment, labour productivity, total
                                                                                                                                                      primary energy supply, CO2 emissions,
                                                                                                                                                      foreign direct investment flows (inwards &
                                                                                                                                                      outwards), international trade (exports,
                                                                                                                                                      imports of goods and services in % GDP,
                                                                                                                                                      average annual growth) etc, etc
                                                                   The Aid activity database of the DAC (CRS) contains information on financial
                                                                   flows for official development assistance. It provides a set of basic data that can
                                                                                                                                                                                                         http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/
      OECD             Aid Activity Database        1973-now       be used to analyse where aid goes, what purposes it serves and what policies it                                                                                         global
                                                                                                                                                                                                         50/15/5037782.htm
                                                                   supports. Users can find data at the level of individual projects or in the form of
                                                                   summary statistics.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                            Cross-country data sources                                                                                      Page 9 of 57
                            Development
                                                                  This database provides data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other
                        Assistance Committee
                                                                  resource flows to over 180 recipients. It includes each recipient's intake of Official
                       (DAC) Online database:                                                                                                                                                             http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/
      OECD                                          1973-now      Development Assistance (ODA), Official Aid (OA), Other Official and Private                                                                                                                                  global
                         Annual aggregated                                                                                                                                                                50/16/5037775.htm
                                                                  Funding from Members of the DAC, multilateral agencies and other donors. Key
                         statistics on aid and
                                                                  development indicators are also provided for reference.
                         other resource flows
                                                                  Databases with unrestricted access include: population and housing censuses,
  United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                          http://unstats.un.org/unsd/data
                        Statistical databases           -         population and vital statistics, social indicators, millenium indicators database,       demographic, social, and development data                                                                           global
 Statistics Division                                                                                                                                                                                      bases.htm
                                                                  etc.
  United Nations
                        Human Development                         Global assessment of country achievements in different areas of human                                                                                                     Annual Human Development
   Development                                   1975-1990-2005                                                                                            international, national or sub-national data   http://hdr.undp.org/statistics/                                      global
                          Report Statistics                       development, plus thematic analysis in the chapters                                                                                                                       Reports
Programme (UNDP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNCTAD produces statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          publications such as Development
                                                                                                                                                     Countries, polulation and econ trends;
  United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Globalization: Facts and
                    GlobStat (Development                         GlobStat provides unrestricted free access to key statistics presented in easy-to- external finance, debt and FDI; trasnational
Conference on Trade                                                                                                                                                                                     http://globstat.unctad.org/html/i Figures, the Handbook of Statistics,
                      and Globalization:           1980-2002      read tables and charts complemented by concise explanations. For users who         corporations and foreign affiliates; intl trade in                                                                        global
 and Development                                                                                                                                                                                        ndex.html                         the World Investment Directory, and
                      Facts and Figures)                          require more detailed information, UNCTAD offers on-line databases.                merchandise and services; production and intl
    (UNCTAD)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Handbook of World Mineral
                                                                                                                                                     trade of commodities; etc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trade Statistics; some publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          include a CD-ROM version.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               90+ countries, including    Download the
   University of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           whole database
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Brazil, Peru, Bangladesh,
    Groningen -                                                 The Total Economy Database includes at most 99 countries from 1950 onwards.                Real Gross Domestic Product, Population,                                                                                                        with all countries
                          Total Economy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indonesia, Philippines,
 Groningen Growth                                               These countries represent about 93 per cent of the world population and, as in             Employment, Annual Working Hours, GDP    http://www.ggdc.net/index-                                                                             and variables in
                         Database, January       1950-2004/2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ethiopia,
 and Development                                                particular the smaller and poorer countries are not in the data base, the sample           per Capita, GDP per Person Employed, GDP dseries.html#top                                                                                       one excell file
                               2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bosnia&Hercegovina,
  Centre and The                                                represents an even larger share of world GDP (almost 98%).                                 per hour - for                                                                                                                                  <http://www.ggdc.n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Romania, Serbia &
 Conference Board                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          et/dseries/Data/TE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Montenegro.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           D05I.xls>
                        UNU-WIDER World                                                                                                                    inequality statistics, including the Gini
 World Institute for                                              The UNU/WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores
                         Income Inequality                                                                                                                 coefficient, quintile and decile shares, survey http://www.wider.unu.edu/wiid/
   development                                     1960-2003      information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition                                                                                                                                   global, 152 countries
                        Database, Version                                                                                                                  means, medians, income shares of the richest wiid.htm
Economics Research                                                countries.
                          2.0a, June 2005                                                                                                                  5% and the poorest 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       International Trade Statistics Report
                                                                  Trade data organized into 2 sections: The Trade Profiles section provides                                                                                            2004. Available:
                                                                                                                                                   population, GDP, current account balance,
                           WTO statistics                         predefined information leaflets on the trade situation of members, observers and                                                        http://stat.wto.org/Home/WSD http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/sta
       WTO                                                                                                                                         trade per capita, trade to GDP ratio, exports,
                            database                              other selected economies; the Time Series section allows an interactive data                                                            BHome.aspx?Language=         tis_e/its2004_e/its04_toc_e.htm -
                                                                                                                                                   imports, commercial services trade,
                                                                  retrieval of trade statistics.                                                                                                                                       Includes links to reports for 1998-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2003
   University of                                                                                                                                    Variables covered include value added in
    Groningen -                                                   The 60-Industry Database provides a comprehensive internationally comparable current and constant prices, value added
                       60-Industry Database,                                                                                                                                                     http://www.ggdc.net/index-
 Groningen Growth                                  1979-2002      dataset on industrial performance at a detailed industry level for OECD countries deflators, persons engaged, number of                                                                                      OECD, Taiwan
                           February 2005                                                                                                                                                         dseries.html#top
 and Development                                                  and Taiwan. The data cover 56 industries for the period 1979-2002.                employees, hours worked, labour productivity
      Centre                                                                                                                                        and labour compensation.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                           Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                          Page 10 of 57
                                                                                                                                                   Comparisons of manufacturing output and
                                                                                                                                                   productivity, which are based on unit value
                                                                                                                                                   ratio comparisons and disaggregated into 16
                                                                   Abstract: The ICOP Industry Database provides estimates of comparative
   University of            International                                                                                                          manufacturing branches, are available for
                                                                   productivity levels by industry, which are compiled within the framework of the                                                                                                                    full-database
    Groningen -        Comparisons of Output                                                                                                       almost all of the 30 countries. Comparisons
                                                                   International Comparisons of Output and Productivity project. We now provide                                                  http://www.ggdc.net/index-                                           <http://www.ggdc.n
 Groningen Growth       and Productivity by        1950-2000                                                                                       for agriculture, transport and communication                                             30 countries
                                                                   annual series from 1950-2000 for manufacturing. The ICOP Database presently                                                   dseries.html#top                                                     et/dseries/icop87.s
 and Development          Industry (ICOP)                                                                                                          and wholesale and retail trade are available
                                                                   covers approximately 30 countries in Asia, East and West Europe, and North and                                                                                                                     html#fulldatabase>
      Centre            Industrial Database                                                                                                        for a smaller group of countries. Comparisons
                                                                   South America.
                                                                                                                                                   for all sectors of the economy, adding up to
                                                                                                                                                   total GDP, are available for Brazil, Japan,
                                                                                                                                                   Korea, Mexico and the United States.

                                                                                                                                                         Consumer price indexes, economically active
                                                                                                                                                        population, employment (children, general,
                                                                   Main ILO database on labour statistics covering economically active population
                                                                                                                                                        informal, paid, public sector), gender, hours of
                                                                   (data since 1945), employment, underemployment, employment by sex for
 International Labor      Labor statistics                                                                                                              work, household expenditure, household           http://www.ilo.org/public/englis
                                                   1969-2005       detailed occupational groups (1970-2000), public sector employment, statistical                                                                                          global
 Organization (ILO)        (LABORSTA)                                                                                                                   income, labor cost, labor market flows, labor h/bureau/stat/portal/index.htm
                                                                   sources and metods, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices,
                                                                                                                                                        migration, productivity, occupational injuries,
                                                                   occupational injuries and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969).
                                                                                                                                                        poverty, retail food prices, wages,
                                                                                                                                                        unemployment, etc

                                                                                                                                                        Each entry contains information about the
                                                                   A Resource Database containing more than 200 resources, ranging from policy          resource, relevance to local development
                       Resource Database on
                                                                   papers and studies to manuals and guidelines, that directly or indirectly focus on   processes, certain substance issues, users,                                         Includes papers/reports
 International Labor      Poverty, Local                                                                                                                                                              http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresou
                                                   2000-2005       poverty from a macro-level perspective and/or from a local development               and beneficiaries, as well as a brief summary                                       on Bangladesh, Bolivia,
 Organization (ILO)      Development and                                                                                                                                                              rces/dwbrowse.home
                                                                   perspective within the ILO's decent work framework. The majority of these            of the contents. The resources can be                                               Ethiopia, and Indonesia
                           Decent Work
                                                                   resources have been published over the past five years by the ILO.                   accessed electronically, in PDF format, or
                                                                                                                                                        through links to the relevant ILO website.

                                                                   This database includes comprehensive information on private sector initiatives
                                                                                                                                                        The database features corporate policies and
                        Business and Social                        which address labour and social conditions in the workplace and in the
 International Labor                                                                                                                                    reports, codes of conduct, accreditation and    http://www.ilo.org/public/englis
                        Initiatives database            -          community where enterprises operate. It allows you to undertake customized                                                                                               global
 Organization (ILO)                                                                                                                                     certification criteria, and labelling and other h/employment/multi/basi.htm
                                (BASI)                             searches to retrieve information on specific companies and organizations,
                                                                                                                                                        programmes.
                                                                   countries, regions, business sectors and labour and employment issues

                                                                                                                                                        Variables: Total assets, gross loan portfolio,
                                                                                                                                                        total equity, savings, return on assets, return
                                                                  Macro time series database containing annual data on microfinance in 76               on equity, operational self-sufficiency,
                                                                  countries. The database was set up to facilitate information exchanges and            personnel productivity, number of active
     Microfinance                               1996 - 2000, 2001 investment flows, promote transparency, and improve reporting standards in the        clients, average outstanding loan size, loans http://www.mixmarket.org/en/h
                                  -                                                                                                                                                                                                         76 countries
Information Exchange                                 - 2005       microfinance industry. Data covers outreach and impact data, financial data,          below US$300, women borrowers percentage, ome_page.asp
                                                                  audited financial statements, general and contact information, donor/investor         location of investment, type of funds, eligible
                                                                  portfolio data, country information and others.                                       investees, type of instruments, type of market
                                                                                                                                                        facilitators, type of services, development
                                                                                                                                                        programs, regulatory agencies, and others.

                                                                  fee-based database; The data is arranged according to the ISIC at the three-digit                                                       http://www.unido.org/data/regi
                                                                                                                                                        Variables: Value added, output, wages and
   United Nations                                                 level, which provides for the inclusion of 29 industries (see Table 2) in the                                                           ons.cfm?area=GLO See
                                                Before 1990, 1990                                                                                       salaries, gross fixed capital formation (all in
      Industrial        Industrial Statistics                     manufacturing sector. Information refers to each of the following items and is                                                          also:
                                                  - 1995, 1996 -                                                                                        current prices), number of establishments,                                          global                    fee-based
    Development             Database                              presented by country, year and ISIC category: number of establishments,                                                                 http://www.unido.org/doc/5031
                                                      2000                                                                                              employment, females employed and
Organization (UNIDO)                                              employment, wages and salaries, output, value added, gross fixed capital                                                                4.htmls       See also:
                                                                                                                                                        production indexes.
                                                                  formation, number of female employees and production indexes.                                                                           http://www.unido.org/doc/3531




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                         Cross-country data sources                                                                                        Page 11 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The database is
                                                                                                                                                         Variables: Number of establishments, number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             only accessible to
                                                                                                                                                         of enterprises, average number of persons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the University of
                                                                                                                                                         engaged, average number of employees,
                                                                 Micro, Time series data. The data contained on the CD-Rom represents the                                                                                                                                                                    Michigan
                                                                                                                                                         wages and salaries of employees,
                                                                 entire dataset of General Industrial Statistics for more than 250 countries and                                                                                                                                                             community.
                                                from the early                                                                                           supplements to wages and salaries, average
 United Nations         General Industrial                       covers the period from 1953 to 1993. The data presented was derived from                                                              http://unstats.un.org/unsd/indu                                                                       Interested users
                                                1950s to 1990,                                                                                           number of operatives, wages and salaries of                                                                           250+ countries
Statistics Division        Statistics                            replies from yearly questionnaires distributed to countries’ statistical offices. The                                                 stry/publications.htm                                                                                 should contact
                                                 1990 to 1995                                                                                            operatives, hours worked by operatives, days
                                                                 index numbers of industrial production were obtained from replies to quarterly                                                                                                                                                              Davidson Data
                                                                                                                                                         worked by operatives, quantity of electricity
                                                                 questionnaires.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Center
                                                                                                                                                         consumed, output in factor values, output in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (DDCN@bus.umic
                                                                                                                                                         producers’ prices, output, cost of goods and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             h.edu) to use the
                                                                                                                                                         industrial services consumed, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             database.

                                                                 WBES 2000 is a survey of over 10,000 firms in 80 countries that examines a          Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                 wide range of interactions between firms and the state. It is based on face-to-face taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                 interviews with firm managers and owners in late 1999 and early 2000. This cross- instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                                     Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                 country, enterprise-based micro timeseries dataset for 2000 contain enterprises' governance, the legal system and corruption,              http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank         Environment Survey        1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                                  and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                 response to multiple questions on the investment climate and business               quality of public services including                   nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                        World Business Environmental
                                                                 environment as shaped by domestic economic policy, governance; regulatory,          infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                 infrastructural and financial impediments; as well as assessments of public         investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                 service quality.                                                                    business environment.
                                                                 contains data on the investment climate in 55 countries, based on surveys of
                       Investment Climate                                                                                                                Variables: total assets, total sales, net profit   http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest                                    55 countries, including all
 The World Bank                                     2002         more than 26,000 firms. The surveys provide indicators of firm productivity and
                         Survey database                                                                                                                 and employment in a period of 2 years              mentClimate/                                                       our targets
                                                                 performance.
                                                                                                                                                       Seven topics currently available (Starting a
                                                                 The database provides objective measures of business regulations and their            Business, Hiring and Firing Workers,
                         Doing Business                          enforcement. The indicators are comparable across more than 130 economies.            Registering Property, Getting Credit,                http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
 The World Bank                                       -                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Includes 145 countries
                            database                             They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze             Protecting Investors, Enforcing Contracts, and       Business/
                                                                 specific regilations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity and growth.   Closing a Business) are benchmarked to
                                                                                                                                                       January 2004.
                                                                                                                                                       Country/Firm-based, cross-section macro
                                                                                                                                                       data; Variables: Total individuals or firms
                                                                 Survey results collected in 1999 and 2000 across 77 countries on the availability registered with the public credit registries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Miller, Margaret, ''Credit Reporting
                                                                 of Public Credit Registries (PCR), the nature of information collected and            (PCR), individuals or firms listed in PCRs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Systems Around The Globe: The
                                                                 distributed by the PCR, and issues related to customer care and legal framework total number of credit reports issued per 1000
                      Survey of Public Credit                                                                                                                                                               http://econ.worldbank.org/view State Of The Art In Public And                                    not sure if this is
 The World Bank                                  1996 - 2000     for credit. The surveys were conducted in three parts. Questionnaires were first      people, total value of credit as percentage of                                                                           77 countries
                           Registries                                                                                                                                                                       .php?type=18&id=11360          Private Credit Registries.'' The                                  very useful
                                                                 distributed in 1999 primarily to officials from central banks and then to 138 private gross national income (GNI), monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           World Bank Working Paper Series.
                                                                 credit registries in the surveyed countries. In 2000, the questionnaires were         consultations, total number of employees of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           June 2000.
                                                                 distributed to 172 financial institutions in Latin American countries only.           PCR, minimum loan size requirement for
                                                                                                                                                       inclusion in the PCR, minimum loan size as a
                                                                                                                                                       percentage of GNI per capita, etc.
                                                                 SEAF is a not-for-profit corporation that sponsors the establishment and                "A new evaluation study by SEAF traces the
                                                                 oversees the management of commercially sustainable, for-profit private equity          developmental impact of investments in ten                                     The Development Impact of Small
                                                                 funds in emerging markets. Much of SEAF’s funding comes from international              small and medium enterprises. The study                                        and Medium Enterprises: Vol.1 & 2
 Small Enterprise                                                development finance institutions. SEAF funds provide small and medium firms in          yields encouraging insights on the potential of http://www.seaf.com/reports.ht (Vol 1 contains theory and analysis,
 Assistance Fund                 -                    -          developing and transition countries with (1) debt and equity growth capital to                                                                                                                                                              v. good!
                                                                                                                                                         SMEs as a vehicle for growth and poverty        m                              Volume 2 contains case studies of
     (SEAF)                                                      allow them to expand their productive capacity, and (2) post-investment business        reduction and some policy guidelines for the                                   SMEs in Romania, Bolivia, Bulgaria,
                                                                 support in financial management, marketing, and operations, to help the firms to        design of interventions to maximize this                                       Peru, and Poland.
                                                                 increase their sales, particularly export sales, and to improve their operational       potential."
                                                                 efficiency.
                                                                                                                                                         Information is based on applicable laws and
                      Comparative Database                                                                                                                                                                  http://microfinancegateway.org
IRIS / Microfinance                                              The database contains a standardized analysis of the financial, legal and               regulations, secondary articles, and
                        on Microfinance                                                                                                                                                                     /resource_centers/reg_sup/mic
     Gateway                                                     regulatory situation for microfinance in 50 different countries                         knowledgeable stakeholders - practitioners,
                          Regulation                                                                                                                                                                        ro_reg/?
                                                                                                                                                         lawyers, and regulators




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                           Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                            Page 12 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lots of articles and papers. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     example: Industrial clusters and
                                                                In order to address the specific needs of SMEs, UNIDO has been implementing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     poverty reduction (2004),
                                                                technical cooperation projects based on a cluster and network development                                                                                                                                       India, Indonesia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supporting Underperforming
   United Nations                                               approach since the mid 1990s. Based on project activities undertaken across the                                                                                                                                 Malaysia, Mexico,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Clusters in Developing Countries
      Industrial                                                globe in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as on best practice emerging from                                                      http://www.unido.org/doc/2911                                            Nicaragua, Honduras,
                        SME clusters project     mid 1990s-2005                                                                                   case studies and project reports                                                   (2004), Small firm clusters: working
    Development                                                 cluster development initiatives in OECD economies, UNIDO has developed an                                                              1                                                                        Jamaica, Bolivia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to reduce poverty (2004),
Organization (UNIDO)                                            approach to identify underperforming clusters, diagnose their gaps and                                                                                                                                          Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Development of Clusters and
                                                                challenges, address their weaknesses and finally revive a local governance                                                                                                                                      Tunisia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Networks of SMEs (2001). All can
                                                                framework, thus ensuring the sustainability of the cluster development process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     be accessed at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     <http://www.unido.org/doc/4307>
                                                                    The data - which were all sourced from documents in the public domain - were
                                                                    compiled by Marta Kozak through desk research of online resources, research
                                                                    papers and other publications. In addition, efforts were coordinated with initiatives
                       Kozak - "Micro, Small,                       of other international organizations such as the IADB and OECD. Currently, the
                            and Medium                              database is a cross section and includes only the most recent data point for each SME definitions, structure of the SME sector,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://rru.worldbank.org/Docum
  The World Bank           Enterprises: A              2005         country, since data from many of the sources are not consistently measured or           participation in the economy, business                                    companion note in PDF                     74 countries              good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ents/Other/SMEDatabase.xls
                       Collection of Published                      comparable over time. However we will be extending and updating the database. environment
                                Data"                               As far as we know, there is no similar consolidated database in the public domain
                                                                    with this level of country coverage. We caution against using the data for
                                                                    statistical analysis given that it is just a cross section and any attempt to read into
                                                                    coefficients and causality would be misleading...

                                                                    This database provides comprehensive statistics on the contribution of the SME
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                    sector to total employment and GDP across a broad spectrum of countries. It         Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                     xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises                                           Meghana has
                                                                    enables researchers to compare the extent of SME activity of a specific country     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share
  The World Bank           SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                  rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                       about 70 countries        access to the
                                                                    with that of other countries in the same geographical region or countries with      of the SME sector, size of the shadow
                                                                                                                                                                                                     94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank                                                   database
                                                                    similar income levels. It also provides statistics on the contribution of the SME   economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                    sector to the formal economy as well as the share of the informal economy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Job Creation in Small and Medium-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sized Enterprises", Draft SEED
                                                                                                                                                                                                        <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent    Working Paper by Maurice Allal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC        October 2003. See especially the
                         Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                               UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro           following subsections: collecting
                           Development                                                                                                                  Database of selected countries national laws, g=PE> Employment -> Job             statistical data on SMEs              44 countries, including
                                                                    As one of the ILO's new InFocus Programmes, SEED's mission is to strengthen
                       Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                               policies, and definitions of small enterprises. Creation and Enterprise           <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent/docs   Bolivia, Czech Rep,       The "Job
 International Labor                                                understanding of how development of the small enterprise sector can better
                        Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                          Entries can be viewed by country or by theme. Development -> Small                /F627874288/Data%20Collection.pd      Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,   creation..." paper
 Organization (ILO)                                                 serve employment goals. The Programme conducts research on what works
                       enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                          Enterprise Development ->         f>; SME definitions                   Philippines, Romania,     is very good.
                                                                    where and why to boost employment through small enterprise development.
                         policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                             Policy Environment -              <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent/docs   Slovakia, S. Africa
                             regulations                                                                                                                                                                >Database of small enterprise     /F1882803357/SME%20Definitions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        definitions, policies, laws and   pdf>; SME promotion policies
                                                                                                                                                                                                        regulations                       <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent/docs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          /F693812745/SME%20Promotion%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20Policies.pdf>




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                          Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                            Page 13 of 57
                                                          The OECD Small and Medium Enterprise Outlook 2002, the second in a biennial
                                                          series, aims to broaden and deepen analysis of SME policies and highlight
                                                          common lessons that can be drawn from member country experiences. The
                                                          report provides an overview of trends in SME performance and policies in the
                       Small and Medium                   OECD area and policy profiles for 28 member countries and the Commission of                                         http://www.oecdbookshop.org/
      OECD             Enterprise Outlook         -       the European Union. The publication also presents findings of recent OECD                                           oecd/display.asp?sf1=identifier                                       OECD                        fee
                             2000                         work undertaken on such themes as High-growth SMEs, Financing Women                                                 s&st1=922000021P1
                                                          Entrepreneurs, Regulatory Reforms and SMEs, and Electronic Commerce and
                                                          SMEs. International comparisons of key SME indicators and trends for OECD
                                                          countries -- output and employment -- and statistics on the role of SMEs in
                                                          employment gains and losses, and on enterprise demography, are included.
                                                          The OECD, through its Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, works to
                                                          enhance the performance of small businesses, through promoting best practice
                                                          policies and international co-operation in this area among Member and non-
                       The Second OECD                    member economies. It addresses general entrepreneurship and SME issues,                                             http://www.oecd-
      OECD            Ministerial Conference    2004      such as business environment, regulatory burdens, access to finance and                                             istanbul.sme2004.org/links.ht
                             on SMEs                      venture capital, taxation and management training, e-business, as well as                                           m
                                                          specific concerns of women-owned enterprises and gives special consideration to
                                                          the increasingly important role that innovative start-ups and SMEs play in job
                                                          creation and growth.
                                                          UNCDF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in
                                                          Least Developed Countries through a variety of innovative approaches in both
                                                          local development and microfinance. The evaluations take place mid-way
                                                          through the project period ("mid-term"), at the end of the project ("final") and a
  United Nations                                          few years after project completion ("ex-post"). The project evaluations assess                                                                                                            37countries - including
                         UNCDF Impact                                                                                                                                         http://www.uncdf.org/english/c
Capital Development                            1992-now   such goals and objectives as, for example, whether or not the projects             development impact assessments                                                                         Uganda, Ethiopia,
                          Assessments                                                                                                                                         ountries/
  Fund (UNCDF)                                            incorporated local needs, whether or not they targeted the poorest in society, and                                                                                                        Tanzania, Bangladesh
                                                          whether or not the project design and implementation found better ways to
                                                          address the needs of women. Where objectives are not reached, a conscientious
                                                          review of difficulties and shortcomings are conducted to provide important
                                                          lessons for future project design.

The United Kingdom
                                                          DFID is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor                                                                            the website includes links to country
  Department for       Country assistance                                                                                                                                     http://www.dfid.gov.uk/aboutdfi                                       more than 80 countries,
                                               ongoing    countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. It supports growth and            country profiles, projects                                     profiles, case studies and
   International             plans                                                                                                                                            d/                                                                    including all our targets
                                                          development projects in more than 80 countries around the world.                                                                                    publications
Development (DFID)

                                                                                                                                                                              <http://www.seepnetwork.org/s                                                                     Contact: 1825
                                                          The SEEP Network is an organisation of more than 50 North American private                                                                                                                                            Connecticut
  Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                            ection/programs_workinggroup
                                                          and voluntary organisations that support micro and small business and                                                                                                                                                 Avenue NW,
   Education and                                                                                                                                                              s/bds/bds_guide/_about_bds/f
                             SEEP              ongoing    microfinance institutions in the developing world. Its mission is to advance the     SME projects                                                                                                                     Washington, D.C.,
 Promotion (SEEP)                                                                                                                                                             unders/>
                                                          practice of micro and small enterprise development among its members, their                                                                                                                                           20009,
     Network                                                                                                                                                                  <http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/i
                                                          international partners, and other practitioners.                                                                                                                                                                      www.seepnetwork.
                                                                                                                                                                              nternational/seep.html>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact: 1101 14th
                                                          FINCA International seeks to create employment, raise family incomes, and                                                                                                                 Zambia, Malawi, S.
                         Foundation for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         St. NW | Suite
                                                          reduce poverty worldwide. Since then, FINCA has been working through a                                                                                                                    Africa), Latin America
                          International                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1100 |
      ImpAct                                   ongoing    network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions in 23 countries, offering   microfinance projects          http://www.villagebanking.org/                                        (Mexico, Guatemala,
                      Community Assistance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington, DC
                                                          savings and lending services to poor families using 'village banking' group-                                                                                                              El Salvador,
                            (FINCA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             20005 , Tel
                                                          lending methodology.                                                                                                                                                                      Nicaragua, Equador,         202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Haiti, Honduras)




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                  Cross-country data sources                                                                                                          Page 14 of 57
                                                          USAID's programs seek to strengthen the microfinance sector, allow increased                                                      http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
                                                          access to financial and non-financial services by urban and rural                                                                 latin_america_caribbean/count
       USAID            Microfinance Programs   ongoing                                                                                       microfinance projects
                                                          microentrepreneurs, strengthen the investment climate and promote                                                                 ry/program_profiles/ecuadorpr
                                                          competitiveness.                                                                                                                  ofile.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     looks promising
                                                                                                                                              Full profiles provide an instant guide to history,
                                                          WASME is now recognised as the largest professionally managed global non-                                                                                                                                  but one needs to
                                                                                                                                              politics and economic background of countries
                                                          governmental organization with Members comprising of national governments,                                                             http://www.sme-                                                     be registered to
World Association for    SME Portal - SME in                                                                                                  and territories, and background on key
                                                   -      chambers of commerce and industry, small business authorities and                                                                      portal.com/SMEs%20in%20fig                                          access the
  SME (WASME)                 Figures                                                                                                         institutions. They also include statistics
                                                          associations, banks and financial institutions, training and consultancy agencies                                                      ures/default.aspx                                                   information (I tried
                                                                                                                                              generated for all the region, or for a country in
                                                          serving micro, small and medium enterprises, primarily in developing countries.                                                                                                                            registering but it
                                                                                                                                              the region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     did not work)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     May not be very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     useful. Contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Information:
                                                          ACCION International is nonprofit organization dedicated to giving the people the                                                                                                                          Washington Office -
                                                          tools they need -- business loans and training -- to work their way out of poverty.                                                                                                                        Research, Policy,
                                                          Throughout Latin America, Africa and the United States, ACCION supports a                                                                                                                                  and Publications,
                                                          network of microfinance institutions that has made $3.8 billion in loans over 2     has some interesting poverty-related          http://www.accion.org/micro_or                                           ACCION
ACCION International
                                                          million people. In addition to providing financial and technical services to its    publications                                  der_our_pubs.asp                                                         International, 733
                                                          affiliates, ACCION has documented its experience through its series of                                                                                                                                     15th Street, NW,
                                                          monographs, discussion papers and manuals. ACCION currently provides                                                                                                                                       Suite 700,
                                                          institutional support to the MicroFinance Network.                                                                                                                                                         Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     20005 USA, Tel:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     202-393-5113,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fax: 202-393-5115

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oldsman (2003). Assessing the
Committee of Donor                                        The Committee promotes enterprise development, particularly for small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           poverty impact of small enterprise
Agencies for Small                                        enterprises, in developing countries. It provides a forum, in which member          conference proceedings, working papers,       http://www.sedonors.org/defaul
   Enterprise                                             agencies can exchange information about their programmes, and the lessons           case studies                                  t.asp                          initiatives. Available:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.sedonors.org/groups/gro
  Development                                             learned through those programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           up.asp?groupid=5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     probably not very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     useful, but has a
                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.smekey.org/links/d                                            small SME
   SME key portal            sme portal                   information portal related to SMEs
                                                                                                                                                                                            efault.aspx                                                              database (mostly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     OECD countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     though)




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                Cross-country data sources                                                                                                    Page 15 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May not be very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          useful. Contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Information:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kelly Hattel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director,
                                                       The MicroFinance Network is a global association of microfinance institutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MicroFinance
                                                       committed to improving the quality of life of the poor through the provision of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Network, 733 15th
                                                       credit, savings, and other financial services. Network members believe in using a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Street NW, Suite
MicroFinanceNetwork                                    commercial approach to establish and develop sustainable financial institutions                                                   http://www.bellanet.org/partner
                                                                                                                                         microfinance working papers                                                                                                      700, Washington,
       (MFN)                                           that reach a large number of clients who are excluded from traditional financial                                                  s/mfn/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DC 20005, Tel:
                                                       institutions. The primary activities of the Network include: Network conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          +1∙202∙347∙2953,
                                                       and research and publication of conference summaries, occasional papers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          +1∙202∙393∙5113
                                                       technical guides.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          x210, Fax:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          +1∙202∙347∙2959,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Email:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mfn@mfnetwork.or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          g

                                                       The International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises-INSME is a
                                                       non profit Association open to international membership. Its mission is to
                                                       stimulate transnational cooperation and public and private partnership in the field                                               http://www.insme.info/page.as                                                    may not be so
International network
                                -               -      of innovation and technology transfer to SMEs. INSME is an initiative promoted        links to papers, case studies, etc          p?IDArea=1&page=library_sub                                                      useful in terms of
 for SMEs (INSME)
                                                       by the Italian Government within the OECD Bologna Process on SMEs. Activities                                                     jects                                                                            data
                                                       are co-ordinated by the Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion (IPI), which hosts
                                                       the Association’s Secretariat in its headquarters in Rome, Italy.

                                                                                                                                            Includes global comparisons, national reports,
                                                       The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research program is an                     and special topic reports based on the annual
                                                                                                                                            data collection cycle. This material can be
                                                       annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity.                                                                                                                     most recent: GEM 2005
                                                                                                                                            downloaded after a few simple items of
                                                       Initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, expanded to 21 in the year 2000,                                                                                                                    Executive Report.
      Global                                                                                                                                personal background are provided. Over 120
                        GEM Cross National             with 29 countries in 2001 and 37 countries in 2002. GEM 2005 will                                                                   http://www.gemconsortium.org                         http://www.gemconsortiu
 Enterpreneurship                            various                                                                                        scholars and researchers are actively
                              Data                     conduct research in 39 countries. The research program, based on a                                                                  /category_list.asp?cid=150                           m.org/download/1120249
  Monitor (GEM)                                                                                                                             participating in the GEM project; those with
                                                       harmonized assessment of the level of national entrepreneurial activity                                                                                                                  110328/GEM_2004_Exe
                                                                                                                                            user names and passwords will have access
                                                       for all participating countries, involves exploration of the role of                 to the interview schedules, data collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                c_Report.pdf
                                                       entrepreneurship in national economic growth.                                        procedures, and other details required for
                                                                                                                                            systematic analysis.

                                                       EDIAIS’s goal is to contribute to poverty elimination through equitable and
     Enterprise
                                                       sustainable growth through providinig a central resource which can advise
Development Impact                                                                                                                                                                       http://www.enterprise-
                                                       regional and country-based Enterprise Development Advisers (EDAs) on 'good
    Assessment                                                                                                                                                                           impact.org.uk/informationreso number of case studies
                                                       practice,' design and methods of impact assessment (IA). In this context EDIAIS
Information Service                                                                                                                                                                      urces/casestudies.shtml
                                                       will aim to provide information and expertise in enterprise development impact
     (EDIAIS)
                                                       assessment to DFID and the wider development community.
   Development                                         The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization, initially                                                  http://home.developmentgatew
     Gateway                                           developed in the World Bank.                                                                                                      ay.org/




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                               Cross-country data sources                                                                                                     Page 16 of 57
                                                                                                                                  PRIVATE DATA PROVIDERS
  Data Provider                 Title             Time Period                                         Description                                                Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link            Related Articles/Publications          Countries           Other Notes
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: Gross domestic product, current
                                                                                                                                                      prices, per Capita GDP (real, nominal),                                                                             about 30 countries,
                           EconStats 1970-                        Datasets containing macroeconomic indicators like GDP, inflation, prices and        inflation, industrial production, consumer price http://www.econstats.com/                                          including Bosnia and
     EconStats                                      1970-2005
                               present                            others covering more than 180 countries.                                            index, annualized inflation rate, producer                                                                          Herzegovina, Romania,
                                                                                                                                                      prices index, unemployment rate, prime rate,                                                                        and Brazil
                                                                                                                                                      trade balance, etc
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: Consumer price indices, wholesale
                                                                                                                                                      price indices, exchange rates and futures and
                                                                                                                                                      commodity prices, discount rates,
                                                                  The Global Financial Database is a collection of financial and economic data in
                                                                                                                                                      eurocurrency rates, inter-bank offer rates,
                                                                  the world. It contains more than 6,500 historical and current data series covering
                                                                                                                                                      private discount rates, government bond
                         The Global Financial   Before 1990, 1990 over 150 countries including long-term total return data on stocks, bonds and bills
The Global Financial                                                                                                                                  yields, corporate bond yields, deposit rates,                                                                                               Fee (typically over
                          Database, 1900 -        - 1995, 1996 - from every major market in the world dating back to 1900. The database                                                                http://www.globalfindata.com/                                      150+ countries
     Data, Inc.                                                                                                                                       lending rates, money market rates, treasury                                                                                                 $1000)
                              Present /         2000, 2001 - 2005 comprises of other sub-databases such as long-term financial database, interest
                                                                                                                                                      bill yields, stock exchange indices, long-term
                                                                  rate database, United States daily stock market database, global stock market
                                                                                                                                                      financial data (e.g. government bond yields
                                                                  database, total return database, and others.
                                                                                                                                                      and discount rates, dividend yields and
                                                                                                                                                      Price/Earnings ratios, total returns on stocks,
                                                                                                                                                      bonds and bills, etc.) and others.

                                                                                                                                                       Variables: Political risks, macroeconomic
                                                                                                                                                       risks, business environment risks, real GDP
                                                                   Macro time series database containing economic, political and financial data on
                                                                                                                                                       growth, manufacturing output, inflation, short
                                                                   more than 100 emerging markets which are published annually, quarterly,
                                                                                                                                                       term interest rates, exchange rates, exports,
                                                                   monthly and weekly. Regional, country-by-country as well as global information
                                                                                                                                                       oil output, oil and gas exports, imports,
                                                                   are also available. The database contains (i) the industry sector database which
                                                                                                                                                       exchange rates, trade balance, current
 Business Monitor         Emerging Markets                         contain the directory of corporate data on senior executives at multinational                                                        http://www.businessmonitor.co                                                             Fee (typically over
                                                   1984-2005                                                                                           account, current account as a percentage of                                                                        100+ countries
   International              Online                               subsidiaries, joint ventures and associate companies in five selected industries                                                     m/about_bmi.htm                                                                           $1000)
                                                                                                                                                       GDP, foreign reserves, stock market
                                                                   located in 23 major emerging markets (ii) foreign companies database which
                                                                                                                                                       performance, import cover, external debt,
                                                                   comprises 25 Yearbooks containing commercial intelligence on over 150,000 top
                                                                                                                                                       external debt as a percent of exports, political
                                                                   executives at more than 50,000 leading foreign subsidiaries, joint ventures and
                                                                                                                                                       outlook, domestic outlook, economy outlook,
                                                                   associate companies active in global emerging markets.
                                                                                                                                                       external sector outlook, key economic sectors,
                                                                                                                                                       capital market, business environment, etc.


                                                                                                                                                       Variables: Population, participation rate,
                                                                                                                                                       unemployment rate, nominal GDP, real GDP,
                                                                   This database contains current information from 1997 to present on more than 55
                                                                                                                                                       GDP per capita, industrial production index,
                                                                   emerging markets. It aggregates and produces full-text news articles, financial
                                                                                                                                                       consumer price index, producer price index,
                                                                   statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes,                                                                   http://0-
     Euromoney                                                                                                                                         wholesale price inflation, government balance,                                                                                             Fee based
                         ISI Emerging Markets                      macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived                                                         site.securities.com.lib.bus.umi
Institutional Investor                             1996 - 2005                                                                                         primary balance, monetary base, forex rate,                                                                        55+ countries           (typically over
                               Database                            directly from more than 8500 local and global information providers. Macro                                                           ch.edu/macro/index.html?pc=
      Company                                                                                                                                          call rate, interest rate, deposits - local                                                                                                 $1000)
                                                                   information consists of demographics and employment information, structure of                                                        BG
                                                                                                                                                       currency, market capitalisation, stock market
                                                                   the economy, prices and inflation, fiscal and monetary data, balance of payments,
                                                                                                                                                       index, number of listed companies, exports,
                                                                   financial system, debts and resources flow, and others.
                                                                                                                                                       imports, current accounts, capital accounts,
                                                                                                                                                       intereal reserves, foreign debts, others.




           IRIS-SME                                                                                                                        Cross-country data sources                                                                                                                        Page 17 of 57
                                                                                                                                         Variables: Markets, advertising, antitrust
                                                                                                                                         regulations, applications, bankruptcy,
                                                                                                                                         capacity, capital expenditures, capitalization,
                                                        This database provides information such as: market share, market size, capacity,
                                                                                                                                         campaigns, communications, license,
                                                        production, imports, exports, sales, product and brand rankings, forecasts,                                                           http://www.gale.com/servlet/Ite
                                                                                                                                         consumption, copyright, costs, defense                                                                        Fee based
   Gale Group -                                         healthcare statistics and demographics on more than 190 countries, territories                                                        mDetailServlet?region=9&impr
                         TableBase        1996 -2005                                                                                     spending, demographics, divestiture,                                                    190+ countries        (typically over
Thomson Corporation                                     and regions. Tables are drawn from the more than 1000 sources that go into the                                                        int=000&titleCode=GAL67&typ
                                                                                                                                         downsizing, energy use, environmental,                                                                        $1000)
                                                        business and industry database as well as from statistical annuals, brokerage                                                         e=4&id=173258
                                                                                                                                         exploration, exports, financial data, forecasts,
                                                        reports, trade association reports, and governmental reports.
                                                                                                                                         foreign business, franchising, geographic
                                                                                                                                         profile, government assistance, budget,
                                                                                                                                         relocation, health statistics, etc.

                                                        Country & Firm-level data. The database contains both US and international             Variables: Fiscal year, net income, total        http://research.thomsonib.com/                         Fee based
Thomson Research         Worldscope       1990 - 2005   companies' filings from the last ten years. It has basic financial information such    assets, net sales, market capitalization, price- gaportal/mktpages/content.ht                           (typically over
                                                        as business descriptions, key ratios, financial information, and officers' listing.    earnings ratio.                                  m                                                      $1000)

                                                                                                                                                Variables: Company reports, company
                                                                                                                                                profiles, annual financials, annual ratios,
                                                                                                                                                growth rates, stock, earnings, interim data,
                                                        Country & Firm-level data. The Thomson ONE Banker Analytics database
                                                                                                                                                supplementary data, executive officers, stock
                                                        contains over 2,000 data items accessible from nine exclusive data sources. The
                                                                                                                                                overview, earnings, officers, ownership,
                                                        Worldscope Financials, Thomson Financials and the SEC Database Financials                                                                                                                      Fee based
                                                                                                                                                subsidiaries, preliminary data, recent filings, http://banker.analytics.thomso
 Thomson Financial    Thomson Analytics   1996 - 2005   can be found in this database. Data covers overview of companies, prices,                                                                                                200+ countries        (typically over
                                                                                                                                                charts, technical analysis, financial           nib.com
                                                        financials, estimates, filings, deals, officers, indices, portfolios and others. Notes:                                                                                                        $1000)
                                                                                                                                                statements, fundamental ratios, growth ratios,
                                                        The database has detailed information on 33,000 companies across 206
                                                                                                                                                consensus estimates, mergers and
                                                        countries and territories.
                                                                                                                                                acquisitions deals, equity deals, bond deals,
                                                                                                                                                loan deals, prices, performances,
                                                                                                                                                constituents, performance, and others.

                                                        Firm-level. The Business and Company Resource Center database provides
                                                        indexing and abstracting of over 900 periodicals, and full text for 460 titles. Full
                                                                                                                                               Variables: SIC codes, NAICS codes, annual      http://www.gale.com/servlet/C
Thomson Gale (The                                       text of over 50,000 investment reports covering over 11,000 companies. Directory                                                                                                               Fee based
                  Business and Company                                                                                                         sales, profit after tax, share capital,        SItemDetailServlet?region=9&i
    Thomson                               1982-2005     listing for over 180,000 private and public companies. The database covers                                                                                                                     (typically over
                     Resource Center                                                                                                           employees, sales per employee, year            mprint=000&titleCode=GAL49
   Corporation)                                         information such as company profiles, industry rankings, products and brands,                                                                                                                  $1000)
                                                                                                                                               founded, fiscal year, features, and others.    &type=1&id=115085
                                                        company performance ratings, investment reports, industry statistics, current
                                                        investment ratings, financial overviews, financial ratios, and others.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                 Cross-country data sources                                                                                      Page 18 of 57
                                                                                                                               Country-specific data sources
What's in here: country-specific databases, reports, papers, SME impact assessments, case studies, etc; Sources: mostly int's organizations and think-tanks, some private providers
NOTE: Orange-colored entries refer to SME data, papers, case studies etc; green entries refer to SME projects. For additional national and subnational data, please go to the "Cross-country datasets" worksheet (Blue and teal-colored entries).

                                                                                                                                                 ASIA

                                                                                                                                            Bangladesh
   Data Provider                Title           Time Period                                   Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)             Cross-country Ref.        Notes

                                                                                                                                              Country profile, including selected poverty and
 Asian Development       Poverty Statistics -                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                     http://www.adb.org/Statistics/P Number of articles and papers.
                                                      -                                                                                       social indicators, a list of key documents, an                                                                        -
     Bank (ADB)             Bangladesh                          spreadsheet                                                                                                                   overty/BAN.asp                  See the website.
                                                                                                                                              inventory of household surveys and censuses.

  United Nations                                                                                                                              Population stats, health education and culture
Economic and Social                                                                                                                           indicators; econ indicators; trade, transport  http://www.unescap.org/stat/da
                    Asia-Pacific in Figures 1980, 1990, 1995, For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'       and tourism indicators; fin indicators, labor                                                                         Includes about 60
Commission for Asia                                                                                                                                                                          ta/apif/bangladesh_apif2004.p
                     (2004) - Bangladesh 2000, 2002, 2003 spreadsheet                                                                         force and production indicators; natural                                                                              countries
  and the Pacific                                                                                                                                                                            df
   (UNESCAP)                                                                                                                                  resources and environment; human devel
                                                                                                                                              index
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (1) K.M. Nab iul Islam, Rushidan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Islam Rahman. 2003. Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Poverty Linkages: Bangladesh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issues in Employment and Poverty:
                       Resource Database on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discussion Paper 10.      (2)
 International Labor      Poverty, Local                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresou
                                                      -                                                                                       Paper                                                                             Mustafa K. Mujeri. 2002.
 Organization (ILO)      Development and                        spreadsheet                                                                                                                      rces/dwbrowse.home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bangladesh: Bringing Poverty
                           Decent Work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus in Rural Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Development. Issues in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Employment and Poverty Series:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discussion Paper 6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                          Doing Business                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                      -                                                                                       Country profile
                       database - Bangladesh                    spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ?economyid=17
                                                                                                                                              A snapshot of the investment climate in
                                                                                                                                              Bangladesh (based on 1001 surveys) - Survey        http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                        Investment Climate                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     results are summarized by firm size, sector,       mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                    2002
                          Survey database                       spreadsheet                                                                   exporter, ownership. They also include details     es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                              on how local firms perceive the economic and       =17&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                              regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                              Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                              taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                              instability, exchange rates, finance,
                          World Business                                                                                                                                                                                         Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank         Environment Survey       1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                       and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                          (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                            World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                              infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                              investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                              business environment.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                   Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                      Page 19 of 57
                                                           The objective of the JOBS Project is to support the growth of the private sector by   JOBS has created a database on
                                                           helping to improve the performance of SMEs and the policy environment in which        microenterprises in 60 clusters and collects
                                                           they operate. JOBS’s specific goal is to enable these enterprises to achieve          data on different economic and social
                       Job Opportunities and
                                                           greater economic growth, thereby expanding employment opportunities, reducing         indicators including number of entrepreneurs
    IRIS Center          Business Support      1997-2005                                                                                                                                             http://www.jobsproject.org/
                                                           poverty, and improving the standard of living for poor Bangladeshis. To address       in each cluster, investment and employment
                              (JOBS)
                                                           this objective, JOBS operates in several distinct sectors, including footwear,        status, cluster-specific income reporting, as
                                                           handmade paper, home textiles, leather goods, light electrical equipment,             well as district/village specific data on type of
                                                           personal protective equipment, and information technology.                            enterprises and products produced.

                                                           This paper explores the relationship between micro-credit and the reduction of
                                                           poverty and vulnerability by focusing on BRAC, one of the largest micro-credit
                                                           providers in Bangladesh. The main argument in this paper is that micro-credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.worldbank.org/html/   Zaman, Hassan. 2000. "Assessing
                                                           contributes to mitigating a number of factors that contribute to vulnerability,
                       Microfinance Impact                                                                                                                                                           dec/Publications/Workpapers/     the Poverty and Vulnerability Imapct
Microfinance Gateway                             1995      whereas the impact on income-poverty is a function of borrowing beyond a              Case study/Impact assessment
                          Assessments                                                                                                                                                                wps2000series/wps2145/wps2       of Micro Credit in Bangladesh". A
                                                           certain loan threshold and to a certain extent contingent on how poor the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     145.pdf                          World Bank Work Paper.
                                                           household is to start with. This argument is illustrated by complementing the
                                                           existing literature with some empirical analysis of household survey data
                                                           collected in Bangladesh in 1995.

                                                           This book is based on analysis of a rich data set collected in Bangladesh for the
                                                           WB research project "Credit Programs for the Poor: Household and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www-
                                                           Intrahousehold Impacts and Program Sustainability". It examines the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WD     Khandker, Shahidur. 1998.
                                                           experiences of the Grameen Bank and two other major microcredit programs in
                       Microfinance Impact                                                                                                                                                           SContentServer/WDSP/IB/200       Fighting Poverty with Microcredit:
Microfinance Gateway                           1991-1992   Bangladesh and asks whether microcredit alleviates poverty, whether                 Case study/Impact assessment
                          Assessments                                                                                                                                                                0/02/23/000094946_99030406       Experience in Bangladesh. Oxford:
                                                           microfinance is a cost-effective way of transferring resources to the poor, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     225421/Rendered/PDF/multi_       Oxford UP.
                                                           whether microfinance is a cost-effective way of providing financial services to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     page.pdf
                                                           poor when formal financial institutions fail to meet their needs. It also examines
                                                           who among the poor benefits from microfinance and how.

                                                           This research report gives an overview, history, and evolution of the Grameen
                                                           Bank in Bangladesh which started as an action research project in 1976 to test
                                                           out whether poor people supplied with working capital could generate productive                                                                                            Hossain, M. 1988. Credit for the
                                                           self-employment without external assistance and by 1988, it reported 300                                                                  http://www.microfinancegatew Alleviation of Rural Poverty: The
                       Microfinance Impact
Microfinance Gateway                             1988      branches and outreach to 250,000 households. Issues raised in this 1988         Case study/Impact assessment                              ay.org/content/article/detail/16 Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.
                          Assessments
                                                           overview include: potential and constraints to expansion; extent of effect on                                                             77                               Research Report No. 55.
                                                           income, especially new employment for women, and impact on overall poverty                                                                                                 Washington, D.C.: IFPRI.
                                                           alleviation. The author also suggest conditions for the replicability of the GB
                                                           model in other countries and contexts.

                                                            The paper presents the findings of an assessment conducted to determine the
                                                           impact of the Women's Enterprise Development Project in Bangladesh on
                       AIMS (Assessing The                 borrowers. Methodology included individual and focus-group interviews in four                                                                                            Koopman, Jeanne. 1996. Client
                             Impact of                     selected WEDP field sites, two in urban or semi-urban areas. Findings are                                                                 http://www.usaidmicro.org/pdfs Impact Assessment of Women's
 USAID /Chemonics                              1989-1996                                                                                      Case study/Impact assessment
                          Microenterprise                  presented in three sections: a socioeconomic profile of clients; an assessment of                                                         /aims/wedp.pdf                 Entrepreneurship Development
                         Services Project)                 program impact on employment, income and assets, and women's decision-                                                                                                   Program in Bangladesh.
                                                           making and status; and, clients' loan transaction costs as well as their needs and
                                                           opinions about the program.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                              Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                Page 20 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (1) Hassan Zaman, Saima Rahman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Shaheed Hussain, Masud Rana.
                                                           BRAC is a large development organisation with the twin objectives of poverty                                                                                            June – 1995. Profitability of BRAC-
                                                           alleviation and empowerment. It seeks to explore the wider impacts of                                                                                                   financed Projects: a study of seven
                                                           microfinance through group dynamics and develop social indicators for MFI                                                                                               microenterprises in Matlab.
                                                           benchmarking in terms of poverty outreach. The study by Zaman et al. focuses                                                            http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/asi Working Paper No. 7. Available:
                      BRAC (Bangladesh                     on seven microenterprises, using a sample of seventy households. The projects                                                           a/brac.html;                    http://www.microfinancegateway.co
      ImpAct          Rural Advancement      1999-2003-now investigated are paddy cultivation, potato cultivation, goat rearing, bull fattening,   Case studies/Impact assessments                 http://www.mixmarket.org/en/d m/content/article/detail/2266?PHPS
                         Committee)                        grocery shop, net making and poultry. Suggests that BRAC’s twin objectives of                                                           emand/demand.show.profile.a ESSID=7b4713ea59ac1a3fed2212d
                                                           employment and income generation, as part of its poverty alleviation strategy,                                                          sp?token=&ett=35                34a25d6bc (2) Shantana Halder.
                                                           crucially hinge upon the success of its microcredit programmes. Halder's paper                                                                                          2003. “Brac’s business
                                                           examines the impact and cost-effectiveness of BRAC's skills development                                                                                                 development services: Do they pay?
                                                           training on women's income growth.                                                                                                                                      “ Volume – 14, Issue – 2, June –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2003, Small Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Development Journal.

  United Nations        UNCDF Impact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     37countries, including
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                           http://www.uncdf.org/english/c
Capital Develpoment     Assessments -          1980s-now                                                                                           impact assessments                                                                                                    Bangladesh and Bolivia
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                         ountries/bangladesh/index.php
  Fund (UNCDF)           Bangladesh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (from our target group)

The Dhaka Chamber
 of Commerce and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.cipe.org/programs/
 Industry (DCCI) &  Economic Reform and                        The project studies policy obstacles that hinder the development of private
                                               2002-now                                                                                            ??                                              global/partners/dispPartner.ph
Center for Economic   Advocacy Project                         businesses in Bangladesh, including small and women-owned enterprises.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   p?id=20
 Private Enterprise
       (CIPE)
                        The SouthAsia
                          Enterprise                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                                                                 Bangladesh, Northeast
     WB/IFC                                         -                                                                                              SME projects                                    http://www.sedf.org/
                      Development Facility                     spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                                                               India, Bhutan and Nepal
                            (SEDF)
                                                               DFID runs 3 SME projects in Bangladesh: Developing Business Service Markets
The United Kingdom
                                                               for SMEs (DBSM) project (2002-2007); Regulatory and investment system                                                                                              includes links to several
  Department for   Country assistance plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Contact information:
                                               2002-2007       improvement for enterprise programme (RISE) project (2004-2012), South Asia SME development projects                                http://www.dfidbangladesh.org/ growth/poverty related case studies
   International     (CAP) Bangladesh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              enquiry@dfid.gov.uk
                                                               Enterprise Development Facilities (2002-2007), Increasing Capability of                                                                                            and publications
Development (DFID)
                                                               Organisations in Micro Enterprise project.




                                                                                                                                                        India
  Data Provider              Title            Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                             Variables/Types of data                    Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)              Cross-country Ref.             Notes
                                                                                                                                                   A snapshot of the investment climate in India
                                                                                                                                                   (based on 1827 surveys). Survey results are     http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                      Investment Climate                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           summarized by firm size, sector, exporter,      mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                  2002
                        Survey database                        spreadsheet                                                                         ownership. They also include details on how     es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                   local firms perceive the economic and              =89&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                   regulatory climate.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                   Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                         Page 21 of 57
                                                                                                                                                   Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                   taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                   instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                               Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
  The World Bank       Environment Survey        1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                            and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                spreadsheet                                                                        quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                  World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                   infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                   investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                   business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                         Doing Business                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                     -                                                                                             Country profile
                         database - India                       spreadsheet                                                                                                                           usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ?economyid=89

                                                                                                                                                   SME-related projects: Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                   Enterprises Support Programme, India (2002-
                                                                DFID India, with its headquarters in New Delhi, implements DFID's largest single
The United Kingdom                                                                                                                                 2009), Project to support implementation of the
                                                                overseas programme contributing to poverty eradication. It’s main focus areas                                                                                           the website includes links to several
  Department for   Country assistance plan                                                                                                         Government of Orissas Industrial Policy                                                                                                                  Contact information:
                                                 2002-2009      are: Supporting partner states in implementing comprehensive approaches to                                                               http://www.dfidindia.org/      growth/poverty related case studies
   International        (CAP) India                                                                                                                Resolution 2001 (2003-2008), Developing ICT-                                                                                                             enquiry@dfid.gov.uk
                                                                poverty-reduction; Supporting effective provision of services to the poor;                                                                                              and publications
Development (DFID)                                                                                                                                 based cooperative microenterprises for poor
                                                                Supporting an enabling environment for economic growth.
                                                                                                                                                   women project (2006-2006), Small and
                                                                                                                                                   Medium Enterprises project(SME) (2004-2011)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                India, Indonesia,
   United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lots of articles and papers. For a          Malaysia, Mexico,
      Industrial                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                           detailed list with links to full            Nicaragua, Honduras,
                       SME clusters project    mid 1990s-2005                                                                                      project reports                                    http://www.unido.org/doc/4308
    Development                                                 spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                         documents go to:                            Jamaica, Bolivia,
Organization (UNIDO)                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.unido.org/en/doc/4307            Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tunisia
                         The SouthAsia
                           Enterprise                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                                                                       Bangladesh, Northeast
      WB/IFC                                      ongoing                                                                                          SME projects                                       http://www.sedf.org/
                       Development Facility                     spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                                                                     India, Bhutan and Nepal
                             (SEDF)
                         The SouthAsia
                           Enterprise                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                                                                       Bangladesh, Northeast
      WB/IFC                                      ongoing                                                                                          SME projects                                       http://www.sedf.org/
                       Development Facility                     spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                                                                     India, Bhutan and Nepal
                             (SEDF)




                                                                                                                                                   Indonesia
   Data Provider               Title            Time Period                                   Abstract/Description                                            Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                     Related Article(s)               Cross-country Ref.               Notes
 Asian Development      Poverty Statistics -                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.adb.org/Statistics/P
                                                     -                                                                                             country profile
     Bank (ADB)            Indonesia                            spreadsheet                                                                                                                           overty/INO.asp
  United Nations                                                                                                                                   Population stats, health education and culture
                                                                Asia-Pacific in figures is intended for those who need to know at a glance the     indicators; econ indicators; trade, transport                                                                                Includes about 60
Economic and Social
                    Asia-Pacific in Figures 1980, 1990, 1995,   basic features and trends in the region. The explanatory notes provided should     and tourism indicators; fin indicators, labor  http://www.unescap.org/stat/da                                                countries; from our focus
Commission for Asia
                     (2004) - Indonesia     2000, 2002, 2003    facilitate an understnading of the data, which cover many important socio-         force and production indicators; natural       ta/apif/indonesia_apif2004.pdf                                                group: Bangladesh and
  and the Pacific
                                                                economic aspects of development.                                                   resources and environment; human devel                                                                                       Philippines
   (UNESCAP)
                                                                                                                                                   index




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                   Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                                Page 22 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (1) Employment Policies for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Poverty Reduction during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Indonesia's Economic Recovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2002. (2) Iyanatul Islam. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Poverty, Employment and Wages:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         An Indonesian Perspective. (3)
                      Resource Database on                                                                                                                                                                               Urban and Regional Development
International Labor      Poverty, Local                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresou Institute(URDI). 2003. Report of
                                                 -                                                                                     policy papers/studies
Organization (ILO)      Development and                  spreadsheet                                                                                                                      rces/dwbrowse.home             Training Workshop "Informal Sector
                          Decent Work                                                                                                                                                                                    Empowerment for Local Economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Development" (4) Urban and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Regional Development Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (URDI). 2002. The Indonesian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Situation of Public-private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Partnerships and the Informal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Economy
                                                                                                                                       A snapshot of the investment climate in
                                                                                                                                       Indonesia (based on 713 surveys). Survey       http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                       Investment Climate                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     results are summarized by firm size, sector,   mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
 The World Bank                                2002
                         Survey database                 spreadsheet                                                                   exporter, ownership. They also include details es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                       on how local firms perceive the economic and       =90&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                       regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                                                                      http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                        Doing Business                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                    Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                  -                                                                                     country profile
                      database - Indonesia               spreadsheet                                                                                                                  usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                      ?economyid=90
                                                                                                                                       Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                       taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                       instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                   Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank        Environment Survey    1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                    and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                         spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                      World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                       investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                       business environment.


                                                                                                                                       Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                       SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                       demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                       in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                               Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                       of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                            Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                       of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                            Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                       total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                    Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs   1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                     APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                         spreadsheet                                                                   SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                     2003)
                                                                                                                                       composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                       contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                             Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                       industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                       dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                 USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                       growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                       SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                       growth, etc.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                             Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                     Page 23 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                       Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                    xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                 Meghana has access
  The World Bank           SME database         1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                  rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                 about 70 countries
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                         of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                        to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                    94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                       economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Panjaitan-Drioadisuryo et al. 1999.
                                                                   Case study of the impact of microfinance programs on poverty and hunger. In                                                       http://www.microfinancegatew "Gender, Self-Employment and
                         Microfinance Impact
Microfinance Gateway                                  1999         Indonesia, 90 percent of BRI clients surveyed on the island of Lombok had           Case Study/Impact Assessment                  ay.org/files/18564_Panjaitan_ Microcredit Programs: An
                            Assessments                                                                                                                                                                                            Indonesian case Study." The
                                                                   moved above the poverty line, with income increases averaging 112 percent.                                                        Drioadisuryo_1999.pdf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Quarterly Review of Economics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Finance 39 (1999) 769-779.
                                                                   ACTETSME aims to accelerate the development of SMEs in the Asia-Pacific
                                                                   region through technology exchange and cooperation in order to make small and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Australia, Brunei,
                                                                   medium enterprises more productive and competitive in both the domestic and
                                                                                                                                                       The Definition of SMEs according to                                                                               Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                   international markets. The Center functions as resource hub with capabilities in
                                                                                                                                                       Indonesian law; classification of SMEs - by                                                                       Chile, Hong Kong,
                                                                   electronic information networking, technical training and organizing of special
                                                                                                                                                       size (micro, small, med, lrge); by econ market                                                                    Indonesia, Japan, S.
                                                                   activities for syndicating technology transfer projects. Its goals and activities
                                                                                                                                                       share; labor share, annual growth rate and                                                                        Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    ACTET SME           ACTET SME-Indonesia        1997-2002       include: linking databases of APEC economies into a master database; providing                                                     http://www.actetsme.org/indo/
                                                                                                                                                       distrib of SMEs from 1997-2002. Also includes                                                                     N. Zealand, Papua New
                                                                   economy-need and sector-specific services; facilitating business and
                                                                                                                                                       information on govt policies related to SMEs                                                                      Guinea, Peru,
                                                                   entrepreneurial exchange visits and missions; conduct of productivity
                                                                                                                                                       as well as general info about the Indonesian                                                                      Philippines, Russia,
                                                                   improvement, small business consultancy and management training programs for
                                                                                                                                                       economy, investment policies, etc.                                                                                Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                   SMEs; undertaking of follow-up surveys on the needs of SMEs for the purpose of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         USA, Vietnam
                                                                   establishing program specifics, including subject, content and host training
                                                                   institutions; developing a Network of Networks on SMEs in APEC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Singapore, Philippines,
                                                                   Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                                                      New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific         The APEC Survey on
                                                                   by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                                             http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                     Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic             Small and Medium               -                                                                                              country SME profiles                                                                                                                         excellent
                                                                   cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                                            ownfile.html                                                        Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)          Enterprises
                                                                   measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                                                    Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not so rich in terms of
The United Kingdom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  content as DFIDs
                                                                                                                                                       the website includes links to several
  Department for   Country assistance plan                         DFID is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor                                                          http://www.dfid.gov.uk/countrie                                                                other project sites.
                                                        -                                                                                              growth/poverty related case studies and
   International      (CAP) Indonesia                              countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.                                                                                s/asia/indonesia.asp                                                                           Contact information:
                                                                                                                                                       publications
Development (DFID)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dfidindjkt@dfid.gov.u
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         India, Indonesia,
   United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lots of articles and papers. For a   Malaysia, Mexico,
      Industrial                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                        detailed list with links to full     Nicaragua, Honduras,
                         SME clusters project   mid 1990s-2005                                                                                         project reports                                http://www.unido.org/doc/4308
    Development                                                    spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                      documents go to:                     Jamaica, Bolivia,
Organization (UNIDO)                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.unido.org/en/doc/4307     Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tunisia
 Institute for Social       Improving the                          LP3ES is a private, non-profit, organization established in 1971 to promote the
    and Economic          competitiveness of                       advancement of economic and social sciences that will help foster the                                                             http://www.cipe.org/programs/
Research, Education     Indonesian small and            -          sociocultural development of the Indonesian people. The project focuses on          SME project                                   global/partners/dispPartner.ph
   and Information       medium enterprises                        improving the competitiveness of the small-business sector in Indonesia in order                                                  p?id=51
  (LP3ES) & CIPE               project                             to sustain the progress it has made thus far in reducing poverty and creating jobs.
                                                                   The PENSA Facility was established to strengthen small and
                         Program for Eastern
      WB/IFC               Indonesia SME           2003-2008       medium enterprises (SME) in eastern Indonesia, supporting                                                                         http://www2.ifc.org/sme/html/p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eastern Indonesia
                         Assistance (PENSA)                        expansion of the SME sector as a vital base toward creating jobs,                                                                 ensa.html
                                                                   higher incomes and sustained economic growth.


          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                      Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                      Page 24 of 57
                                                                         USAID focuses on trade, investment, and job creation, and is working to improve
                            Indonesia Builds a                           the business climate to help small and medium enterprises grow. It also supports                                                      http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
        USAID               Stronger Economy            ongoing          Indo-nesia’s anti-money laundering and other anti-corruption programs. USAID is SME promotion programs                                asia_near_east/countries/indo
                                 Program                                 helping Indonesia to establish a deposit insurance agency to safeguard people’s                                                       nesia/
                                                                         savings.




                                                                                                                                                          Philippines
   Data Provider                   Title              Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                            Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)              Cross-country Ref.                 Notes
 Asian Development          Poverty Statistics -                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.adb.org/Statistics/P
                                                            -                                                                                              country profile
     Bank (ADB)                Philippines                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                           overty/PHI.asp
                                                                                                                                                           Economic statistics broken down by wage and
                                                                                                                                                           employment per region, gender, employment                                                                                                               A number of working
Philippine Institute for   Economic and Social                           Social, economic, and agricultural statistical databases. Includes surveys for    per industry and province; Agriculture statistics                                                                                                       papers related to
                                                    mid 1990s-2003                                                                                                                                           http://www.pids.gov.ph/
Development Studies            Database                                  selected industries (volumne and value of production)                             include: crop yield, rural wages, foreign trade,                                                                                                        SMEs and
                                                                                                                                                           etc. Social statistics include health and                                                                                                               develeopment
                                                                                                                                                           educational levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1) Christopher Lomboy, Elmer S.
                           Resource Database on                                                                                                                                                                                               Soriano, Eloisa A. Barbin. 2002. A
 International Labor          Poverty, Local                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresou field study of microinsurance in the
                                                            -                                                                                              policy papers/studies                                                              Philippines. (2) Sandra O. Yu.
 Organization (ILO)          Development and                             spreadsheet                                                                                                                           rces/dwbrowse.home
                               Decent Work                                                                                                                                                                                                    2002. Infrastructure Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the Informal Sector in The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                           A snapshot of the business climate in
                                                                                                                                                           Philippines by identifying specific regulations
                                                                                                                                                           and policies that encourage or discourage
                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                                                                                                                                                           investment, productivity, and growth. Key
                              Doing Business                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                            -                                                                                              indicators are used to help measure the ease
                           database - Philippines                        spreadsheet                                                                                                                           usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                           or difficulty of operating a business: starting a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ?economyid=153
                                                                                                                                                           business, hiring and firing workers, registering
                                                                                                                                                           property, getting credit, protecting investors,
                                                                                                                                                           enforcing contracts, and closing a business.

                                                                                                                                                           Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                           taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                           instability, exchange rates, finance,
                              World Business                                                                                                                                                                                                   Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         governance, the legal system and corruption,        http://info.worldbank.org/gover
  The World Bank            Environment Survey         1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                               and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                         spreadsheet                                                                       quality of public services including                nance/wbes/
                              (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                           infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                           investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                           business environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                            Investment Climate                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         Variables: total assets, total sales, net profit    mentClimate/ExploreEconomi                                            55 countries, including all
  The World Bank                                          2002
                              Survey database                            spreadsheet                                                                       and employment in a period of 2 years               es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid                                            our targets
                                                                                                                                                                                                               =153&characteristic=Size

                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                           Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                        xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                            Meghana has access
  The World Bank              SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                  rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                         about 70 countries
                                                                         spreadsheet                                                                       of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                                   to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                        94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                           economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.


            IRIS-SME                                                                                                                          Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                             Page 25 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Singapore, Philippines,
                                                                   Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                                                        New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific        The APEC Survey on
                                                                   by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                                             http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                       Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic            Small and Medium                -                                                                                              country SME profiles                                                                                                                           excellent
                                                                   cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                                            ownfile.html                                                          Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)         Enterprises
                                                                   measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                                                      Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                     <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                     /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                         Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                            UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                           Development                                                                                                                                                               g=PE> Employment -> Job                                               44 countries, including
                       Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                            Creation and Enterprise                                               Bolivia, Czech Rep,
 International Labor                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                        Database of small         up to 2005                                                                                           country SME profile                           Development -> Small                                                  Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
 Organization (ILO)                                                spreadsheet
                       enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                       Enterprise Development ->                                             Philippines, Romania,
                         policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                          Policy Environment -                                                  Slovakia, S. Africa
                             regulations                                                                                                                                                             >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                     definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     regulations

                                                                   ACTETSME aims to accelerate the development of SMEs in the Asia-Pacific
                                                                   region through technology exchange and cooperation. The Center functions as                                                                                                                             Australia, Brunei,
                                                                   resource hub with capabilities in electronic information networking, technical                                                                                                                          Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                       The Definition of SMEs according to the
                                                                   training and organizing of special activities for syndicating technology transfer                                                                                                                       Chile, Hong Kong,
                                                                                                                                                       Philippines law; classification of SMEs - by                                                                                                   Not as rich in terms of
                                                                   projects. Its goals and activities include: linking databases of APEC economies                                                                                                                         Indonesia, Japan, S.
  The ACTEC SME                                   1996, 2004,                                                                                          size (S, M, L) based on SME's econ and labor                                                                                                   stats as the ACTET-
                          ACTET SME -                              into a master database; providing economy-need and sector-specific services;                                                                                                                            Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
Information Exchange                             projections for                                                                                       share. Also includes information on govt     http://www.actetsme.org/phil/                                                                     SME site for Peru or
                           Philippines                             facilitating business and entrepreneurial exchange visits and missions; conduct                                                                                                                         N. Zealand, Papua New
      Network                                      2004-2010                                                                                           policies related to SMEs as well as general                                                                                                    Indonesia, but has
                                                                   of productivity improvement, small business consultancy and management                                                                                                                                  Guinea, Peru,
                                                                                                                                                       info about the Philippines' economy,                                                                                                           some good info
                                                                   training programs for SMEs; undertaking of follow-up surveys on the needs of                                                                                                                            Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                       investment policies, etc.
                                                                   SMEs for the purpose of establishing program specifics, including subject,                                                                                                                              Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                   content and host training institutions; developing a Network of Networks on SMEs                                                                                                                        USA, Vietnam
                                                                   in APEC.

  SocioEconomic                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lapar, Maria Lucila A., 1991.
 Research Portal for                                               The paper reviews the existing literature on small and microenterprises with                                                                                       Growth and Dynamics of Small and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Available:
           the         Working Paper Series                        particular focus on finance. It determines the research gaps and issues and                                                                                        Microenterprises: Does Finance
                                                     1991                                                                                              Research paper                                http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/wp/
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines                      develops research agenda for analyzing the growth and dynamics of                                                                                                  Matter? Socio-Economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     pidswp9112.pdf
      Institute for                                                microenterprise behavior.                                                                                                                                          Reasearch Portal for Philippines,
Development Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WP 1991-12

  SocioEconomic                                                    The paper analyzes the impact of the monetary policy, finance and credit
                                                                   programs on Micro, Cottage, Small and Medium Enterprises (MCSME)                                                                                                   Lamberte, Mario B., MCSME
 Research Portal for
                                                                   development in the Philippines. It also examines corresponding monetary                                                           Available:                       Promotion Policy and Legislative
           the         Working Paper Series
                                                     1990          policies, finance and credit programs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and attempts Case study/Research paper                           http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/wp/ Agenda: Focus on Monetary Policy.
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines
                                                                   to draw for the Philippines some lessons and implications from their experience.                                                  pidswp9020.pdf                   Finance and Credit Programs. WP
      Institute for
                                                                   Recommendations for specific policies and legislative actions for the promotion of                                                                                 1990-20
Development Studies
                                                                   MCSMEs are given.
  SocioEconomic
 Research Portal for                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lamberte, Mario B., Addressing
                                                                   The paper outlines some of the constraints faced by Phillip. banks that prevent                                                   Available:
           the         Working Paper Series                                                                                                                                                                                            Constraints in the Provision of
                                                     2001          them from expanding their financial services to poor and low income micro and       Case study/Research paper                     http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/pdf/
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines                                                                                                                                                                                          Financial Services to MicSMEs and
                                                                   small businesses and recommends measures to address them.                                                                         pidspn0117.pdf
      Institute for                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Poor Households. PN 2001-17
Development Studies




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                      Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                        Page 26 of 57
  SocioEconomic
 Research Portal for
                                                        Drawing on the promotion activities of Asian countries such as Singapore,                                         Available:                        Intal, Ponciano Jr. S., Improving
           the         Working Paper Series
                                                1997    Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan, this paper recommends measures to                      Case study/Research paper      http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/pdf/ Institutional Support to Small and
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines
                                                        develop/modernize the Philippines SMEs.                                                                           pidspn9706.PDF                    Medium Enterprises, PN 1997-06
      Institute for
Development Studies

                                                        This study classifies the laws affecting the informal sector and assesses the
  SocioEconomic                                         extent of the empowerment of the sector based on the provisions in the laws that
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tolentino, Maria Catalina M.,Sibal,
 Research Portal for                                    allow for organization, decision making mechanisms and transfer of power from
                                                                                                                                                                          Available:                        Jorge V.,Macaranas, Bonifacio S.,
           the         Working Paper Series             the traditional center to another. Results indicate that, to some extent, four
                                                2001                                                                                     Case study/Research paper        http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/pjd/ Survey and Assessment of Laws on
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines           groups within the sector are accorded empowerment through Philippine laws: the
                                                                                                                                                                          pidspjd01-1infosector.pdf         the Informal Sector, PJD 2001 Vol.
      Institute for                                     agricultural sector, small and medium enterprises, industrial home workers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            XXVIII No. 1-e
Development Studies                                     cooperatives. These groups are allowed to form organizations and to participate
                                                        in decision making bodies.
                                                        This paper examines the effects of small-scale enterprises on economic and
  SocioEconomic                                         social concerns focusing on the government’s effort for its promotion and its
 Research Portal for                                    economic and social impacts. Results indicate that while SSE’s contribution to                                                                       Pernia, Ernesto, Small-Scale
                                                                                                                                                                          Available:
           the         Working Paper Series             development may have been overstated, support rendered to it is worthwhile. It                                                                       Industry Promotion: Economic and
                                                1983                                                                                        Case study/Research paper     http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/esia-
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines           has been found out that SSE has significant positive impact on employment,                                                                           Social Impact Analysis, ESIA-WID
                                                                                                                                                                          wid/pidsesiawid8302.pdf
      Institute for                                     production, energy efficiency and income. However, its impact on health, fertility,                                                                  WP 1983-02
Development Studies                                     migration and environment is difficult to determine and is therefore not
                                                        conclusive.
  SocioEconomic                                         This paper reviews existing policies and programs to encourage banks to expand
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lamberte, Mario B., Expanding
 Research Portal for                                    their financial services to micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises and poor
                                                                                                                                                                          Available:                        Banking Services to Micro, Small
           the         Working Paper Series             households. The overall policy environment for promoting microfinance in the
                                                2001                                                                                        Case study/Research paper     http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/dps/ and Medium Enterprises and Poor
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines           Philippines has considerably improved since 1990, and there are signs that
                                                                                                                                                                          pidsdps0124.pdf                   Households in the Philippines, DP
      Institute for                                     banks have favorably responded to it. However, banks still face some constraints
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2001-24
Development Studies                                     in expanding further their financial services to MicSMEs and poor households.

  SocioEconomic                                         Abstract: Citing impressive gains in the last three years, the author points out the
 Research Portal for                                    bright prospects for microfinance as a major source of financing for small                                                                          Llanto, Gilberto M., Is the Promise
                                                                                                                                                                          Available:
           the         Working Paper Series             farmers, fisherfolk and entrepreneurs in the coming years. Nonetheless, there are                                                                   Being Fulfilled?...Microfinance in the
                                                2004                                                                                         Case study/Research paper    http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/pn/p
Philippines/Philippine on SMEs in Philippines           critical issues that need to be given immediate attention to, according to him, for                                                                 Philippines: Status, Issues and
                                                                                                                                                                          idspn0410.pdf
      Institute for                                     such prospects and promise of microfinance to be fully fulfilled.                                                                                   Challenges, PN 2004-10
Development Studies

                                                        ASHI is a ten year old microfinance program operating around the shores of
                                                        Laguna de Bay. An impact survey, the main quantitative tool, was administered
                                                        to 152 ASHI clients in the fourth loan cycle or above (average of 4.5 years with
                       AIMS (Assessing The              ASHI) and to a comparison group of 90 nonclients, who lived in similar                                                                           Helen Todd (ed). August 2000.
                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.usaidmicro.org/pdfs
                             Impact of                  communities to the ASHI clients, but had no access to microfinance services.                                                                     "Poverty Reduced Through
       USAID                                    1999?                                                                                      Case Study/Impact Assessment   /aims/ashi-
                          Microenterprise               Results show a marked impact on poverty - most clients had moved from a                                                                          Microfinance: The Impact of ASHI in
                                                                                                                                                                          executive_summary.pdf
                         Services Project)              position of extreme poverty to being moderately poor, but only 22% had moved                                                                     the Philippines."
                                                        right out of the poverty group. It is possible that some clients who had moved out
                                                        of poverty had fallen back because of the economic downturn. There was a sharp
                                                        contrast between clients and non-clients in poverty status.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chua, Ronald T., Simon Peter
                                                        The study finds that the benefits of financial services are not limited to impact on                                                               Gregorio, Marcia Feria Miranda,
                       AIMS (Assessing The              microenterprise incomes only but extend to a wide range of non-enterprise                                                                          Marie Apostol, and Daniel B. Del
                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.usaidmicro.org/pdfs Rosario. October 1999. “Risk,
                             Impact of                  related aspects. It smoothes consumption, allows expenditures in health and
       USAID                                    1999?                                                                                        Case Study                   /aims/philippines_final-october- Vulnerability, Assets, and the Role
                          Microenterprise               education, and allows improvements of housing. While these are not typically
                                                                                                                                                                          99.pdf                           of Financial Services in Reducing
                         Services Project)              classified as productive investments, they nevertheless represent social
                                                        investments.                                                                                                                                       Vulnerability: A Study of the Women
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Clients of CARD Bay Laguna,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Philippines.”



          IRIS-SME                                                                                                           Country-specific data sources                                                                                           Page 27 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                <http://www.dti.gov.ph/cont       interesting power point
                                                                                                                                                                                                entment/66/69/554.jsp>;           presentation
                                                        has a number of SME initiatives; List of sme centers + contact info; they also say
 Philippines      Department of trade                                                                                                                                                           <http://www.dti.gov.ph/cont       <http://www.dti.gov.ph/contentm
                                                        they have developed a comprehensive SME database but it does not seem to be
 government          and industry                                                                                                                                                               entment/66/69/676.jsp>            ent/66/69/files/SME.ppt#303,2,S
                                                        available on their website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MEs make up 99.6% of all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  companies>
                                                        USAID works with the Philippine government to strengthen the foundation for
                                                        peace in the region. Programs give former combatants job skills to help
                                                        reintegrate them into their communities, increase small business loan services,
                                                        provide schools and expand banking and other systems to help businesses
                 Economic Opportunities                 thrive. USAID has helped 21,000 former combatants make the switch from                                                                  http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
    USAID         Strengthen Peace in       ongoing     guerilla fighting to farming seaweed, hybrid corn or rice. Three thousand of them SME promotion programs                                asia_near_east/countries/phili
                   Mindanao Project                     have learned to produce higher value crops. With solar dryers, corn shellers and                                                        ppines/
                                                        warehouses provided by USAID, they have increased their produce's selling price
                                                        by as much as 35 percent. USAID has also helped strengthen the services of 115
                                                        banks and rural cooperatives, enabling them to provide loans and other services
                                                        for small entrepreneurs profitably.




                                                                                                                                             Vietnam
Data Provider            Title            Time Period                                 Abstract/Description                                               Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link                   Related Article(s)           Cross-country Ref.          Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                     Doing Business                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                               Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                 -                                                                                             Country profile
                   database - Vietnam                   spreadsheet                                                                                                                             usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                ?economyid=202
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                   Investment Climate                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'            Variables: total assets, total sales, net profit   mentClimate/ExploreEconomi                                          55 countries, including all
The World Bank                               2002
                     Survey database                    spreadsheet                                                                          and employment in a period of 2 years              es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid                                          our targets
                                                                                                                                                                                                =153&characteristic=Size




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                              Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                             Page 28 of 57
                                                                                                                                                Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                                SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                                demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                                in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                               Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                            Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                            Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                             Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs      1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                           APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                  spreadsheet                                                                   SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                              2003)
                                                                                                                                                composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                                contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                             Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                 USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                                SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                                growth, etc.


                                                                                                                                                                                             http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                             xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                       Meghana has access
 The World Bank         SME database         1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                              rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                       about 70 countries
                                                                  spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                              to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                             94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                             ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




                                                                                                                                                Thailand
  Data Provider              Title             Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)             Cross-country Ref.             Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                        Doing Business                            For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                      -                                                                                          Country profile
                      database - Thailand                         spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ?economyid=186

                                                                                                                                                Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                                SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                                demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                                in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                               Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                            Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                            Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                             Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs      1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                           APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                  spreadsheet                                                                   SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                              2003)
                                                                                                                                                composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                                contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                             Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                 USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                                SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                                growth, etc.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                      Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                     Page 29 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                   Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                          Meghana has access
 The World Bank         SME database         1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                 rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                       about 70 countries
                                                                spreadsheet                                                                        of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                                 to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                   economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Singapore, Philippines,
                                                                Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                                                           New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific      The APEC Survey on
                                                                by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                                                 http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                      Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic          Small and Medium               -                                                                                             country SME profiles                                                                                                                               excellent
                                                                cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                                                ownfile.html                                                         Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)       Enterprises
                                                                measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                                                         Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the US
                      Office of small and                                                                                                                                                             http://www.sme.wethai.com/s
  Thai Ministry of                                                                                                                                                                                                                White Paper on Small and Medium
                     medium enterpises             2002         ?                                                                                  SME publication (221 pages)                        me/pdf/White%20Paper%202
     Industry                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Enterprises in Thailand
                     promotion (OSMEP)                                                                                                                                                                002.pdf




                                                                                                                                                   Malaysia
  Data Provider              Title             Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                             Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)             Cross-country Ref.                Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                        Doing Business                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                      -                                                                                             Country profile
                      database - Thailand                       spreadsheet                                                                                                                           usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ?economyid=186
                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                      Investment Climate                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          Variables: total assets, total sales, net profit   mentClimate/ExploreEconomi                                           55 countries, including all
 The World Bank                                    2002
                        Survey database                         spreadsheet                                                                        and employment in a period of 2 years              es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid                                           our targets
                                                                                                                                                                                                      =153&characteristic=Size


                                                                                                                                                   Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                                   SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                                   demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                                   in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                               Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                   of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                            Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                   of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                            Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                   total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                                Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs      1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                              APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                spreadsheet                                                                        SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                                 2003)
                                                                                                                                                   composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                                   contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                             Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                   industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                   dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                 USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                   growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                                   SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                                   growth, etc.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                   Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                            Page 30 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Singapore, Philippines,
                                                               Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                             New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific        The APEC Survey on
                                                               by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                     http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                    Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic            Small and Medium             -                                                                                            country SME profiles                                                                                                 excellent
                                                               cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                    ownfile.html                                                       Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)         Enterprises
                                                               measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                           Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            India, Indonesia,
   United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                      Lots of articles and papers. For a   Malaysia, Mexico,
      Industrial                                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                 detailed list with links to full     Nicaragua, Honduras,
                       SME clusters project   mid 1990s-2005                                                                                      project reports        http://www.unido.org/doc/4308
    Development                                              spreadsheet                                                                                                                               documents go to:                     Jamaica, Bolivia,
Organization (UNIDO)                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.unido.org/en/doc/4307     Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tunisia




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                 Country-specific data sources                                                                                              Page 31 of 57
                                                                                                                                            LATIN AMERICA

                                                                                                                                                    Bolivia
  Data Provider               Title            Time Period                                   Abstract/Description                                            Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                     Related Article(s)         Cross-country Ref.          Notes
                                                                                                                                                  A snapshot of the investment climate in Bolivia
                                                                                                                                                  (based on 671 surveys). Survey results are         http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                       Investment Climate                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          summarized by firm size, sector, exporter,         mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
 The World Bank                                    2002
                         Survey database                       spreadsheet                                                                        ownership. They also include details on how        es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                  local firms perceive the economic and              =25&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                  regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                         Doing Business                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                      -                                                                                            Country profile
                        database - Bolivia                     spreadsheet                                                                                                                           usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ?economyid=25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Luis Carlos Jemio, María del
                      Resource Database on                                                                                                                                                                                          Carmen Choque. 2003.
International Labor      Poverty, Local                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresou Employment-Poverty Linkages and
                                                     -                                                                                            Case study
Organization (ILO)      Development and                        spreadsheet                                                                                                                           rces/dwbrowse.home             Policy: The case of Bolivia. Issues
                          Decent Work                                                                                                                                                                                               in Employment and Poverty:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discussion Paper 11.
                                                                                                                                                  Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                  taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                  instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                              Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank         Environment Survey       1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                            and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                        quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                 World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                  infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                  investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                  business environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Development Impact of Small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Medium Enterprises: Vol.1 & 2
Small Enterprise
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.seaf.com/reports.ht (Vol 1 contains theory and analysis,
Assistance Fund                 -                    -                                                                                            comparative case studies                                                                                                                      v. good!
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                           m                              Volume 2 contains case studies of
    (SEAF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SMEs in Romania, Bolivia, Bulgaria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peru, and Poland.

                                                               The study concludes that microfinance in Bolivia is an efficient and low-cost                                                                                        Mosely, Paul May 1999.
                      AIMS (Assessing The
                                                               method of reducing poverty (down to about 75% of the poverty line) but a poor                                                         http://www.usaidmicro.org/pdfs Microfinance and Poverty: Bolivia
                            Impact of
     USAID                                         1999        and expensive method of reducing extreme poverty. Other approaches, in             Case study/Impact assessment                       /aims/microfinance_and_pover Case Study (Background paper for
                         Microenterprise
                                                               particular investment in social and physical infrastructure and expansion of the                                                      ty.pdf                         the World Development Report
                        Services Project)
                                                               labour market, show more promise in reducing extreme poverty.                                                                                                        2000/01)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FINRURAL. June 2004.
                                                                FINRURAL, established in 1993 as a non-profit organisation, seeks to promote                                                                                            “POVERTY DYNAMICS AMONG
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/lati
                                                                the development of microfinance institutions in Bolivia and currently has nine                                                                                          LOAN CLIENTS IN                                         Address: FINRURAL,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     namerica/finrural.html;
                                                                such institutions under its umbrella. It has compiled comprehensive, survey-                                                                                            MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS:                              Av. Arce 2081 Esq.
                                             2000-2004, follow-                                                                                                                                      http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/pu
     ImpAct            ImpAct/FINRURAL                          based studies of the impacts of eight partner organizations. It also identified the Case study/Impact assessment                                                        THE CASE OF BOLIVIA:                                    Montevideo, Edif.
                                               up study: 2002                                                                                                                                        blications/partner_publications/
                                                                collective impact of these MFIs and the aggregated impact of the sub-groups into                                                                                        Qualitative study based on                              Montevideo, Piso 3,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FINRURAL%20poverty%20dy
                                                                which these institutions were divided. The studies used a combination of                                                                                                experiences among women clients                         La Paz, Bolivia
                                                                                                                                                                                                     namics%20english.doc
                                                                quantitative and qualitative methods in their research methodology.                                                                                                     from the institutions CRECER and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PROMUJER Bolivia”.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                    Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                      Page 32 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Available only in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spanish. For general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         information about the
  Inter-American        SME Observatory -                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                          http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
                                                       -                                                                                               Country profile                                                                                                                                   project, please see
 Development Bank           Bolivia                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                        blication/gen_159_3821_e.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the 'cross-country'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         spreadsheet (IADB -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SME-observatory)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                     /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                         Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                            UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                           Development                                                                                                                                                               g=PE> Employment -> Job                                                   44 countries, including
                       Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                            Creation and Enterprise                                                   Bolivia, Czech Rep,
 International Labor                                              For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                        Database of small          up to 2005                                                                                          country SME profile                           Development -> Small                                                      Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
 Organization (ILO)                                               spreadsheet
                       enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                       Enterprise Development ->                                                 Philippines, Romania,
                         policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                          Policy Environment -                                                      Slovakia, S. Africa
                             regulations                                                                                                                                                             >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                     definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     regulations


The United Kingdom                                                DFID is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the website includes links to several
  Department for   Country assistance plan                        countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID's Country Assistance         SME-related projects: Market Access for the   http://www.dfid.gov.uk/countrie                                                                     Contact information:
                                                   2002-2007                                                                                                                                                                         growth/poverty related case studies
   International       (CAP) Bolivia                              Plan for Bolivia focuses on the three key themes: social inclusion, pro-poor         Poor (2002-2006)                              s/caribbean/bolivia.asp                                                                             enquiry@dfid.gov.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and publications
Development (DFID)                                                growth and pro-poor governance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "SME Indicators". Publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          includes some SME stats number of    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SMEs, definitions of SMEs,           Colombia, Costa Rica, El
     FUNDES                SME projects              1995         FUNDES seeks to promote the competitiveness of the SME in Latin America              SME projects                                  http://home.fundes.org/              employment, etc) but is only         Salvador, Guatemala,       in Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          available in Spanish.                Mexico, Panama,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <http://home.fundes.org/doc/INDICA   Venezuela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DORES%20FUNDES%202%20DE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FINICIONES.pdf>
                                                                  During the facility’s first year of operations, Bolivia has been host to several
                                                                  promising pilot initiatives such as municipal business simplification pilot in La Paz
                       IFC SME Development                        and the indigenous Enterprise Development project involving indigenous crafts
                          Programs- Latin                         producers from across the country. Building on these pilots, the facility is currently                                             http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/lac.nsf/                                        Bolivia, Honduras,
        IFC                                         ongoing                                                                                              SME projects
                          America and the                         pursuing projects to extend these initiatives throughout the country and deepen                                                    Content/SMEfacility                                                       Nicaragua, Peru
                          Carribean Facility                      its impact in these areas. The facility’s work program in Bolivia encompasses all
                                                                  four areas of focus, providing valuable experience and examples for the facility’s
                                                                  work in other countries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               India, Indonesia,
   United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lots of articles and papers. For a          Malaysia, Mexico,
      Industrial                                                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                        detailed list with links to full            Nicaragua, Honduras,
                        SME clusters project     mid 1990s-2005                                                                                        project reports                               http://www.unido.org/doc/4308
    Development                                                   spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                      documents go to:                            Jamaica, Bolivia,
Organization (UNIDO)                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.unido.org/en/doc/4307            Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tunisia
  United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.uncdf.org/english/e                                            37countries, including
                       UNCDF Impact                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
Capital Develpoment                                1991-1996                                                                                           impact assessment                             valuations/bol90co1_expost.ph                                             Bangladesh and Bolivia
                    Assessments - Bolivia                         spreadsheet
  Fund (UNCDF)                                                                                                                                                                                       p                                                                         (from our target group)




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                      Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                           Page 33 of 57
                                                                                                                                                             Brazil
  Data Provider                  Title            Time Period                                  Abstract/Description                                                  Variables/Types of data         Data Access/Link            Related Article(s)   Cross-country Ref.           Notes

                                                                The Central Register of Enterprises of IBGE - CEMPRE constitutes an important
                                                                register of data on the country´s economic activity, including economic
                                                                information from the annual surveys of the Institution in the areas of Industry,
                                                                Construction, Trade and Services, and the Annual Listing of Social Information -
                                                                RAIS. This publication presents the composition of these results, disaggregated
                                                                by levels of the National Classification of Economic Activities - CNAE and Major                                               Complete publication in PDF:
                                                                Regions, federative units and municipalities from the capital, comprising                                                      <http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/                                               The results are
Brazilian Statistical     Central Register of
                                                  1997-2001     information on personnel employed, wages, in the organizations of the public                                                   estatistica/economia/cadastroe                                              available only in
 Institute (IBGE)         Enterprises - 2001
                                                                administration and other private entities, which composed the 2001 Register,                                                   mpresa/2001/cempre2001.pdf                                                  Portuguese
                                                                besides the indicators of diversification and concentration for the Industry, Trade                                            >
                                                                and Services. It includes technical notes, analysis of the results, focusing on the
                                                                more relevant economic activities in the generation of jobs and wages, aspects of
                                                                the demographic dynamic of the enterprises of the country, in the period from
                                                                1997 to 2001, by selected segments, and glossary with the concepts of the used
                                                                terminology.


                                                                Economic and financial information on the enterprises of the country´s wholesale                                               Complete publication in PDF:
                                                                and retail trade, comprising, among other features, data on personnel employed,                                                <http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/
                                                                wages, withdrawals and other remuneration, receipts, purchases, inventories and                                                estatistica/economia/comercio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The results are
Brazilian Statistical   Annual Survey of Trade                  trading margin, highlighting the enterprises with 20 or more employees, according                                              eservico/pac/2002/pac2002.pd
                                                     2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                  available only in
 Institute (IBGE)               - 2002                          to the National Classification of Economic Activities-CNAE. It also includes                                                   f>, Tables in Excell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Portuguese
                                                                regionalized indicators, information about kinds of business of retail companies,                                              <ftp://ftp.ibge.gov.br/Comercio
                                                                technical notes presenting the methodology used in the survey and comments on                                                  _e_Servicos/Pesquisa_Anual_
                                                                the productive framework of this business segment in the country.                                                              de_Comercio/2002/>


                                                                Aiming at developing a classification of products from the services sector, IBGE
                                                                has been carrying out surveys supplementary to the Annual Survey of Services to
                                                                test the suitability of the adopted nomenclature and evaluate the relative weight of
                                                                                                                                                                                               Complete Publication in PDF:
                                                                products in relation to the net operational receipt of enterprises with 20 or more
                                                                                                                                                                                               <http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/
                                                                employed persons. The following activities were selected: Transportation,
                                                                                                                                                                                               estatistica/economia/comercio
                                                                traditional segment of the sector and Information activities, comprising services
                                                                                                                                                                                               eservico/pas/pas2002_produto
                           Annual Survey of                     related to the new communication and information technologies such as                                                                                                                                      The results are
Brazilian Statistical                                                                                                                                                                          s_e_servicos/pas2002_suplem
                        Services - Products and   2001-2002     Computer Science, Telecommunications and Audio-visual. This publication                                                                                                                                    available only in
 Institute (IBGE)                                                                                                                                                                              ento.pdf>, Tables in Excel
                         Services 2001-2002                     presents, through tables and graphs, the results of this investigation relatively to                                                                                                                       Portuguese
                                                                                                                                                                                               <ftp://ftp.ibge.gov.br/Comercio
                                                                2001 and 2002, with information on the number of respondent units for each
                                                                                                                                                                                               _e_Servicos/Pesquisa_Anual_
                                                                product and service considered and its respective participation in the total receipt
                                                                                                                                                                                               de_Servicos/2002_suplemento
                                                                generated by the activity, in reference years. It includes, for the first time, data on
                                                                                                                                                                                               />
                                                                international trade of services, aiming at measuring, in the surveyed activities, the
                                                                transactions between residents and non-residents, through the participation of
                                                                exports in the receipt.
                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                           Doing Business                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                      Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                        -                                                                                                  Country profile
                           database - Brazil                    spreadsheet                                                                                                                    usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                               ?economyid=28




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                       Country-specific data sources                                                                                             Page 34 of 57
                                                                                                                                                         Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                         taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                         instability, exchange rates, finance,
                           World Business                                                                                                                                                                                                   Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank           Environment Survey         1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                               and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                      spreadsheet                                                                        quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                           (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                         infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                         investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                         business environment.
                                                                                                                                                         A snapshot of the investment climate in Brazil
                                                                                                                                                         (based on 1642 surveys). Survey results are        http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                         Investment Climate                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          summarized by firm size, sector, exporter,         mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
 The World Bank                                        2002
                           Survey database                            spreadsheet                                                                        ownership. They also include details on how        es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                         local firms perceive the economic and              =28&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                         regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                                         The publication includes results of a special                                                                                                          Notes: These results
                                                                                                                                                         survey and contains information on personnel                                                                                                           are also available on
                                                                                                                                                         employed, wages, value added, receipts and                                                                                                             the CD-ROM
                                                                                                                                                         expenditure of small and very small business                                          the entire publication is available but                          enclosed with the
                                                                                                                                                         and services enterprises, disaggregated by                                            oly in Portuguese                                                publication, as well as
                                                                      The publication includes results of the special survey carried out from the Annual levels of the National Classification of                                              <http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estati                              at IBGE Website on
                        Small and Very Small
Brazilian Ministry of                                                 Survey of Trade and Annual Survey of Services databases, relative to 2001. The Economic Activities - CNAE, Major Regions                                                 stica/economia/microempresa/micro                                the Internet. Some
                        Business and Services       1998-2000                                                                                                                                              http://www.ibge.gov.br/
 Planning (IBGE)                                                      published statistics highlight the importance of the small and very small business and federative units. The results are followed                                        empresa2001.pdf>; Tables                                         IBGE publications
                         Enterprises in Brazil
                                                                      and services enterprises in the generation of jobs and income                      by analysis, which includes the behavior of                                           <ftp://ftp.ibge.gov.br/Micro_Empresa                             about the topic:
                                                                                                                                                         birth and mortality rates of this segment, in the                                     /2001/>; the intro is available also                             Central Register of
                                                                                                                                                         period from 1998 to 2000, and the structure of                                        in English                                                       Enterprises Statistics;
                                                                                                                                                         costs of enterprises, among other indicators, in                                                                                                       Annual Survey of
                                                                                                                                                         national and regional level. Stats listed in                                                                                                           Trade; Annual Survey
                                                                                                                                                         PDFs on website.                                                                                                                                       of Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                         Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                      xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                           Meghana has access
The World Bank              SME database         1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                   rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                               about 70 countries
                                                                      spreadsheet                                                                        of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                                  to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                      94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                         economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.

 Inter-American           SME Observatory -                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
                                                         -                                                                                               Country profile
Development Bank               Brazil                                 spreadsheet                                                                                                                           blication/gen_159_3824_e.htm

                                                                      USAID seeks to reduce economic inequity in Brazil by stimulating trade led SME                                                        http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
                        Microfinance Program -                        growth, promoting the FTAA, and strengthening social safety net implementation,                                                       latin_america_caribbean/count
      USAID                                          ongoing                                                                                          Microfinance Program
                                 Brazil                               improving regulatory environment and government policies, access to credit and                                                        ry/program_profiles/brazilprofil
                                                                      market information, and related technical assistance to ignite SME led growth.                                                        e.html




                                                                                                                                                             Peru
  Data Provider                 Title              Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                             Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link                      Related Article(s)                 Cross-country Ref.           Notes




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                         Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                                  Page 35 of 57
                                                                                                                                                  A snapshot of the investment climate in Peru
                                                                                                                                                  (based on 576 surveys). Survey results are         http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                        Investment Climate                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           summarized by firm size, sector, exporter,         mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                  2002
                          Survey database                     spreadsheet                                                                         ownership. They also include details on how        es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                  local firms perceive the economic and                =152&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                  regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                         Doing Business                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                              Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                    -                                                                                             Country profile
                         database - Peru                      spreadsheet                                                                                                                            usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ?economyid=152
                                                                                                                                                  Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                  taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                  instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                              Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                              For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank        Environment Survey      1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                             and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                              spreadsheet                                                                         quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                 World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                  infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                  investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                  business environment.

                                                              ACTETSME aims to accelerate the development of SMEs in the Asia-Pacific
                                                              region through technology exchange and cooperation. The Center functions as                                                                                                                                    Australia, Brunei,
                                                              resource hub with capabilities in electronic information networking, technical      The Definition of SMEs according to Peruvian                                                                               Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                              training and organizing of special activities for syndicating technology transfer   law; classification of SMEs - by size (micro,                                                                              Chile, Hong Kong,
                                                              projects. Its goals and activities include: linking databases of APEC economies     small, med, lrge); by econ share; net sales;                                                                               Indonesia, Japan, S.
  The ACTEC SME
                                                              into a master database; providing economy-need and sector-specific services;        labor share, gender division; age division,                                                                                Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
Information Exchange   ACTET SME - Peru        1994-2001                                                                                                                                        http://www.actetsme.org/peru/
                                                              facilitating business and entrepreneurial exchange visits and missions; conduct     econ sector (production, commerce, services).                                                                              N. Zealand, Papua New
      Network
                                                              of productivity improvement, small business consultancy and management              Also includes information on govt policies                                                                                 Guinea, Peru,
                                                              training programs for SMEs; undertaking of follow-up surveys on the needs of        related to SMEs as well as general info about                                                                              Philippines, Russia,
                                                              SMEs for the purpose of establishing program specifics, including subject,          Peruvian economy, investment policies, etc.                                                                                Singapore, Thailand,
                                                              content and host training institutions; developing a Network of Networks on SMEs                                                                                                                               USA, Vietnam
                                                              in APEC.
                                                              The paper describes the context, design, and findings of a baseline survey of
                                                              microentrepreneurs conducted in August 1997 in Lima, Peru. The data for the
                                                              baseline survey were collected from 701 microentrepreneur households in
                       AIMS (Assessing The                                                                                                                                                           http://www.usaidmicro.org/pub     Dunn, Elizabeth 1999 .
                                                              metropolitan Lima. The baseline results indicate that the microfinance clients
                             Impact of                                                                                                                                                               s/pubsTemplate.asp?page=/co       Microfinance Clients in Lima, Peru:
      USAID                                   1997?-2000      differ from non-clients on many of the impact variables. More conclusive            Case Study/Impact Assessment
                          Microenterprise                                                                                                                                                            mponen/aims/pubs/english/im       Baseline Report for AIMS Core
                                                              information about the impacts of microfinance program participation on clients will
                         Services Project)                                                                                                                                                           pact2.htm                         Impact Assessment.
                                                              be available after the second round of the survey, scheduled for August 1999.
                                                              The longitudinal survey data will be complemented by qualitative information from
                                                              case studies and focus groups.
                                                             Microcredit appears to have both positive and negative impacts on enterprises,
                                                             households, and individuals. The evidence suggests that by including these                                                                                                                                                                  The Questionnaires
                       AIMS (Assessing The                                                                                                                                                           http://www.usaidmicro.org/pub     Dunn, Elizabeth, and Arbuckle Jr.,
                                                             relatively small loans into their financial management practices, clients can                                                                                                                                                              and Data Sets from
                             Impact of                                                                                                                                                               s/pubsTemplate.asp?page=/co       J.Gordon 2001. The Impacts of
      USAID                                  Follow-up study consistently improve enterprise performance and increase household welfare.          Case Study/Impact Assessment                                                                                                                          this research are also
                          Microenterprise                                                                                                                                                            mponen/aims/pubs/english/im       Microcredit: A Case Study from
                                                             The positive impacts of microcredit appear to extend to the poor as well, although                                                                                                                                                         available for
                         Services Project)                                                                                                                                                           pact6.htm                         Peru.
                                                             poor clients were more likely to turn to asset-reducing coping strategies than their                                                                                                                                                       researches.
                                                             non-client counterparts.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                 Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                              Page 36 of 57
                                                                   PROMUC is a network in Peru that offers supports to 11 microfinance institutions                                                                                  Katie Wright. 2004.
                                                                   who implement a Community Bank programme; as well as 1,352 community                                                                                              RESEARCHING DIVERSE
                                                                   banks in rural and urban areas. PROMUC seeks financial support for its                                                                                            IMPACTS OF MICROFINANCE:                                           Address: PROMUC,
                        ImpAct/PROMUC                              members to enable them to expand their community bank projects. It also                                                                                           FINDINGS FROM QUALITATIVE                                          Av. Arenales 645,
                       (Consortium for the                         develops human resources within the microfinance sector. As part of this, it                                                     http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/lati STUDIES IN PERU. Available                                         Lima 1, Peru;
      ImpAct                                            -                                                                                           Case Study/Impact Assessment
                      Promotion of Women                           promotes client tracking and monitoring, financial services provision and                                                        namerica/promuc.html             online:                                                            postmast@promuc.or
                         and Community)                            information sharing; it also produces methodological tools to facilitate                                                                                          http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/publicati                              g.pe;
                                                                   microfinance service provision. PROMUC's primary objective in its work with Imp-                                                                                  ons/partner_publications/PROMUC                                    www.promuc.org.pe
                                                                   Act is to evaluate the efficacy of its communal banks programme and its impact                                                                                    %20Researching%20diverse%20im
                                                                   in the poorest micro-entrepreneurial sector, mainly those led by women.                                                                                           pacts%20of%20MF.doc

 Inter-American        SME Observatory -                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
                                                        -                                                                                        Country SME profile
Development Bank            Peru                                   spreadsheet                                                                                                                      blication/gen_159_3845_e.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                    <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                    /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                        Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                            UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                          Development                                                                                                                                                               g=PE> Employment -> Job                                                  44 countries, including
                      Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                            Creation and Enterprise                                                  Bolivia, Czech Rep,
International Labor                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                       Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                    country SME profile                                Development -> Small                                                     Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
Organization (ILO)                                                 spreadsheet
                      enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                       Enterprise Development ->                                                Philippines, Romania,
                        policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                          Policy Environment -                                                     Slovakia, S. Africa
                            regulations                                                                                                                                                             >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                    definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    regulations

                                                                                                                                                                                              http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                 Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                              xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                           Meghana has access
 The World Bank          SME database           1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                            rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                           about 70 countries
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                                  to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                              94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                 economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                              ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.


                                                                                                                                                 Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                                 SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                                 demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                                 in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                                   Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                 of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                                Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                 of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                                Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                 total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                            Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                              Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                         Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs         1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                         APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                   SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                              N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                               2003)
                                                                                                                                                 composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                                Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                                 contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                                 Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                 industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                               Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                 dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                     USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                 growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                                 SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                                 growth, etc.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Development Impact of Small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Medium Enterprises: Vol.1 & 2
 Small Enterprise
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www.seaf.com/reports.ht (Vol 1 contains theory and analysis,
 Assistance Fund                 -                      -                                                                                        comparative case studies                                                                                                                               v. good!
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                                                                      m                              Volume 2 contains case studies of
     (SEAF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SMEs in Romania, Bolivia, Bulgaria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Peru, and Poland.


         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                       Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                         Page 37 of 57
                                                           Chemonics operates a USAID-funded proverty reduction project. Objective is to
                                                           contribute to the reduction of poverty through the generation sustainable income                                                      http://www.chemonics.com/pro
                    Poverty Reducation and
                                                           and eomployment and through the mobilization private investment toward 11                                                             jects/default.asp?content_id={
    Chemonics         Alleviation Project    1999 - 2007
                                                           "Economic Corridors." The principal tool for gnerating income and employment is                                                       0E17AEF3-6757-4CB4-8DA7-
                            (PRA)
                                                           through the use of "Economic Service Centers", regional offices that promote                                                          A32F18F00E5C}
                                                           private and market-driven enterprise growth by developing enterprises.

                                                           DFID is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor                                                                                                                                                             Not so rich in terms of
The United Kingdom
                                                           countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID's goals in Peru include                                                                                       the website includes links to several                          content as DFIDs
  Department for   Country assistance plan                                                                                                                                                       http://www.dfid.gov.uk/countrie
                                             2002-2005     deepening democracy, rights and poverty reduction in Peru. Starting this year      no specific information given                                                      growth/poverty related case studies                            other project sites.
   International        (CAP) Peru                                                                                                                                                               s/caribbean/peru.asp
                                                           (2005), DFID changed its strategy in Peru from bilateral country programmes to                                                                                        and publications                                               Contact information:
Development (DFID)
                                                           a more multilateral Regional Assistance Plan (RAP).                                                                                                                                                                                  enquiry@dfid.gov.uk

                                                           The facility has completed a mapping study of the micro-finance sector in Peru,
                                                           has worked with several indigenous enterprises in Lima and Arequipa, and is
                    IFC SME Development                    undertaking a project with an NGO dedicated to developing the business skills
                       Programs- Latin                     and production capacity of indigenous textile enterprises through technical                                                           http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/lac.nsf/                                      Bolivia, Honduras,
       IFC                                     ongoing                                                                                      SME projects
                       America and the                     assistance program. As these projects are extended and deepened in the coming                                                         Content/SMEfacility                                                     Nicaragua, Peru
                       Carribean Facility                  year, the facility will expand its program to include municipal business
                                                           simplification initiatives, and also will explore linkage opportunities with IFC
                                                           investments in the region.
                                                           USAID programs help the extremely poor improve their access to and
                                                           participation in markets and support policies that promote economic growth and
                                                           delivery of basic services. The program provides technical support to micro-                                                          http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
                    Microfinance Program -                 enterprises and small producers; expands the use of environmentally sound                                                             latin_america_caribbean/count
      USAID                                    ongoing                                                                                      Microfinance Program
                             Peru                          production practices; supports integrated food security efforts and improved                                                          ry/program_profiles/peruprofile
                                                           nutrition practices; increases community participation in local development                                                           .html
                                                           decisions; increases public investment in key infrastructure and improves the
                                                           business regulatory framework.




                                                                                                                                               Mexico
  Data Provider             Title            Time Period                                 Abstract/Description                                            Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                   Related Article(s)               Cross-country Ref.           Notes

                                                                                                                                              Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                              taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                              instability, exchange rates, finance,
                       World Business                                                                                                                                                                                            Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank      Environment Survey      1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                           and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                           spreadsheet                                                                        quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                       (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                               World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                              infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                              investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                              business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                       Doing Business                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                             Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                   -                                                                                           Country profile
                      database - Mexico                    spreadsheet                                                                                                                           usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ?economyid=127




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                               Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                             Page 38 of 57
                                                                                                                                                          Definitions of SMEs by economy, number of
                                                                                                                                                          SMEs, number of SMEs as % of economy,
                                                                                                                                                          demographic distribution of people and SMEs
                                                                                                                                                          in APEC, number of people per SME, number                                                                               Australia, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                          of people employed by each SME, contribution                                                                            Canada, China, Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                          of SMEs to the APEC economy, contribution to                                                                            Chile, Hong Kong,
                     Small and Medium
                                                                                                                                                          total employment, contribution to private sector   http://www.apecsec.org.sg/ape                                        Indonesia, Japan, S.
   Asia-Pacific     Enterprises Working                                                                                                                                                                                                       Profile of SMEs and SME Issues in
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'              jobs, contribution of micro, small and medium      c/publications/all_publications/                                     Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
    Economic       Group - Profile of SMEs         1990-2000                                                                                                                                                                                  APEC 1990-2000 (Published in
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                            SMEs to employment, changes in the relative        small___medium_enterprises.                                          N. Zealand, Papua New
Cooperation (APEC)   and SME Issues in                                                                                                                                                                                                        2003)
                                                                                                                                                          composition by size of SMEs in APEC,               html#2004                                                            Guinea, Peru,
                      APEC 1990-2000
                                                                                                                                                          contribution to employment by SMEs by major                                                                             Philippines, Russia,
                                                                                                                                                          industry sector, Long term trends, growth and                                                                           Singapore, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                          dynamics of SMEs in APEC, comparison of                                                                                 USA, Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                          growth in the number of SMEs, employment in
                                                                                                                                                          SMEs, GDP growth, and total employment
                                                                                                                                                          growth, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  China, Thailand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Singapore, Philippines,
                                                                   Includes SMEs' definition, role and importance of SMEs, difficulties encountered                                                                                                                               New Zealand, Mexico,
   Asia-Pacific       The APEC Survey on
                                                                   by SMEs, best practices of member economies for SMEs, expectations of                                                                     http://www.actetsme.org/files/d                                      Malaysia, S. Korea,
    Economic           Small and Medium                 -                                                                                                 country SME profiles                                                                                                                               excellent
                                                                   cooperative activities, as well as suggestions on the APEC development                                                                    ownfile.html                                                         Japan, Indonesia, Hong
Cooperation (APEC)        Enterprises
                                                                   measures for SMEs.                                                                                                                                                                                             Kong, Canada, Brunei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  australia, Chinese Taipei,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                          Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                       xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'              assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                       Meghana has access
 The World Bank           SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                     rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                       about 70 countries
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                            of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                              to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                       94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                          economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.

 Inter-American         SME Observatory -                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                 http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
                                                        -                                                                                                 Country SME profile
Development Bank            Mexico                                 spreadsheet                                                                                                                               blication/gen_159_3839_e.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                             <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                             /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                        Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                                     UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                          Development                                                                                                                                                                        g=PE> Employment -> Job                                              44 countries, including
                      Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                                     Creation and Enterprise                                              Bolivia, Czech Rep,
International Labor                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                       Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                             country SME profile                                Development -> Small                                                 Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
Organization (ILO)                                                 spreadsheet
                      enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                                Enterprise Development ->                                            Philippines, Romania,
                        policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                                   Policy Environment -                                                 Slovakia, S. Africa
                            regulations                                                                                                                                                                      >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                             definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             regulations

                                                                   USAID collaborates with Mexican partners to increase access to effective                                                                  http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
                      Microfinance Program -                       financial services for traditionally underserved populations. The program will build                                                      latin_america_caribbean/count
      USAID                                         ongoing        the capacity of microfinance institutions, improve the supervisory and regulatory
                              Mexico                                                                                                                                                                         ry/program_profiles/mexicoprof
                                                                   systems, and leverage remittances for new financial services, savings, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ile.html
                                                                   investment.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                        Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                              Page 39 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                India, Indonesia,
   United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lots of articles and papers. For a        Malaysia, Mexico,
      Industrial                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                                                             detailed list with links to full          Nicaragua, Honduras,
                        SME clusters project   mid 1990s-2005                                                                                        project reports                                    http://www.unido.org/doc/4308
    Development                                                 spreadsheet                                                                                                                                                           documents go to:                          Jamaica, Bolivia,
Organization (UNIDO)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.unido.org/en/doc/4307          Madagascar, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tunisia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "SME Indicators". Publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           includes some SME stats number of    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SMEs, definitions of SMEs,           Colombia, Costa Rica, El
     FUNDES                SME projects            1998         FUNDES seeks to promote the competitiveness of the SME in Latin America              SME projects                                       http://home.fundes.org/            employment, etc) but is only         Salvador, Guatemala,       in Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           available in Spanish.                Mexico, Panama,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           <http://home.fundes.org/doc/INDICA   Venezuela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DORES%20FUNDES%202%20DE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FINICIONES.pdf>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                FINCA International seeks to create employment, raise family incomes, and                                                                                                                                       Zambia, Malawi, S.        Contact: 1101 14th
  Foundation for
                                                                reduce poverty worldwide. Since then, FINCA has been working through a                                                                                                                                          Africa), Latin America    St. NW | Suite 1100 |
   International
                        FINCA International       ongoing       network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions in 23 countries, offering   microfinance projects                              http://www.villagebanking.org/                                          (Mexico, Guatemala,       Washington, DC
    Community
                                                                savings and lending services to poor families using 'village banking' group-                                                                                                                                    El Salvador,              20005 , Tel
Assistance (FINCA)
                                                                lending methodology.                                                                                                                                                                                            Nicaragua, Equador,       202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Haiti, Honduras)

                                                                CAME is a communal bank working primarily in urban areas in the south-east of                                                                                                                                   Mexico
Centre for Support to                                           Mexico City particularly in Valle de Chalco, Chalco, Ixtapaluca, Los Reyes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/lati
 Microentrepeneurs            CAME                ongoing       Tlahuac. CAME provides credit and savings options, plus training, and works to       microfinance/SME projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                        namerica/came.html
      (CAME)                                                    consolidate and promote small family enterprises and to provide work
                                                                opportunities.




                                                                                                                                                     Ecuador
   Data Provider               Title            Time Period                                   Abstract/Description                                              Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                     Related Article(s)             Cross-country Ref.              Notes

                                                                                                                                                     Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                     taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                     instability, exchange rates, finance,
                          World Business                                                                                                                                                                                                Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'            governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
  The World Bank        Environment Survey       1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                              and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                spreadsheet                                                                          quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                          (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                   World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                     infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                     investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                     business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                          Doing Business                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                               Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                     -                                                                                               Country profile
                        database - Ecuador                      spreadsheet                                                                                                                             usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ?economyid=60
                                                                                                                                                     A snapshot of the investment climate in
                                                                                                                                                     Ecuador (based on 453 surveys). Survey         http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                        Investment Climate                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'            results are summarized by firm size, sector,   mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                   2002
                          Survey database                       spreadsheet                                                                          exporter, ownership. They also include details es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                     on how local firms perceive the economic and      =60&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                     regulatory climate.
  Inter-American        SME Observatory -                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                               http://www.iadb.org/sds/mic/pu
                                                     -                                                                                               Country SME profile
 Development Bank           Ecuador                             spreadsheet                                                                                                                             blication/gen_159_3831_e.htm


          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                     Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                             Page 40 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                 For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'            assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                          Meghana has access
 The World Bank          SME database         1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                   rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New            about 70 countries
                                                                 spreadsheet                                                                          of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                 to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                   94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                      economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                 FINCA International seeks to create employment, raise family incomes, and                                                                                                                         Zambia, Malawi, S.       Contact: 1101 14th
  Foundation for
                                                                 reduce poverty worldwide. Since then, FINCA has been working through a                                                                                                                            Africa), Latin America   St. NW | Suite 1100 |
   International
                      FINCA International         ongoing        network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions in 23 countries, offering   microfinance projects                        http://www.villagebanking.org/                                  (Mexico, Guatemala,      Washington, DC
    Community
                                                                 savings and lending services to poor families using 'village banking' group-                                                                                                                      El Salvador,             20005 , Tel
Assistance (FINCA)
                                                                 lending methodology.                                                                                                                                                                              Nicaragua, Equador,      202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Haiti, Honduras)

                                                                 USAID's program focuses on two areas: a) support for strengthening the
                                                                 microfinance sector, allowing increased access to financial and non-financial                                                     http://www.usaid.gov/locations/
                     Microfinance Program -                      services by urban and rural microentrepreneurs and b) strengthening the                                                           latin_america_caribbean/count
     USAID                                        ongoing
                             Ecuador                             macroeconomic environment by increasing fiscal transparency, improving tax                                                        ry/program_profiles/ecuadorpr
                                                                 administration, strengthening the investment climate and promoting                                                                ofile.html
                                                                 competitiveness.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                       Country-specific data sources                                                                                                               Page 41 of 57
                                                                                                                              EAST/CENTRAL EUROPE

                                                                                                                                  Bosnia & Herzegovina
   Data Provider              Title          Time Period                                 Abstract/Description                                           Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                   Related Article(s)           Cross-country Ref.     Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                         Doing Business                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                            Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                  -                                                                                          Country profile
                        database - Bosnia                  spreadsheet                                                                                                                          usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                ?economyid=26
                                                                                                                                             Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                             taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                             instability, exchange rates, finance,
                         World Business                                                                                                                                                                                         Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank        Environment Survey    1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                          and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                           spreadsheet                                                                       quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                         (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                            World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                             investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                             business environment.

                                                                                                                                             A snapshot of the investment climate in Bosnia
                                                                                                                                             and Herzegovina (based on 182 surveys).        http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                        Investment Climate                 For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         Survey results are summarized by firm size,    mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                2002
                          Survey database                  spreadsheet                                                                       sector, exporter, ownership. They also include es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                             details on how local firms perceive the           =26&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                             economic and regulatory climate.

                                                           Mercy Corps carried out its impact survey in Bosnia, where the institution’s
                                                           European affiliate, Mercy Corps/Scottish European Aid (MC/SEA), has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Muench, Sasha 2000. “ Impact
                                                           operating a microcredit program since 1997. Data was gathered using interviews
                       AIMS (Assessing The                                                                                                                                                      http://www.usaidmicro.org/pub    Survey Report of the Mercy Corps
                                                           and surveys of MC/SEA clients.. Overall, the impact survey concluded that
                             Impact of                                                                                                                                                          s/pubsTemplate.asp?page=/co      International Microcredit Program
      USAID                                  1997-2000     MC/SEA is meeting its program goals. The program is contributing to income             Case Study/Impact Assessment
                          Microenterprise                                                                                                                                                       mponen/aims/pubs/english/par     Bosina-Herzegovina” (April 2000).
                                                           generation and is targeting economically active disadvantaged people. By doing
                         Services Project)                                                                                                                                                      tner1.htm                        Washington, D.C.: Management
                                                           this in war-devastated areas, the program is assisting the communities in which it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Systems International.
                                                           works to regenerate. While not all improvements are statistically significant, the
                                                           microcredit program can claim that it is contributing to the wellbeing of its clients.

                                                           The study concludes that ICMC is successfully reaching its target group as per                                                                                     Tsilikounas, Caroline April 2000. “
                       AIMS (Assessing The                 client descriptor section, training needs and use of loan. There was an increase                                                     http://www.usaidmicro.org/pub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ICMC and Project Enterprise Bosnia
                             Impact of                     in household wellbeing among client respondents as well as an improvement in Case Study/Impact Assessment                            s/pubsTemplate.asp?page=/co
      USAID                                  1997-1999                                                                                                                                                                        and Herzegovina.” Washington,
                          Microenterprise                  the business demonstrated through income and fixed assets. ….Overtime, clients                                                       mponen/aims/pubs/english/par
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D.C.: Management Systems
                         Services Project)                 are better off in terms of the composite index of sales, profit, business                                                            tner2.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              International.
                                                           development and assets acquisition.
                                                           This case study highlights developments in the Bosnian microfinance sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mark Berryman and Justyna
                                                           since its emergence in 2000. It focuses on data from six institutions and                                                            http://www.mixmbb.org/publica
   The Microfinance                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pytkowska. 2004. A Review of the
                                                           includes over four years of financial and institutional data. The case provides a                                                    tions/MBB%2010-
Information eXchange     MIX publications    2000-2004                                                                                       Case study                                                                       Bosnian Microfinance Sector: Move
                                                           brief background of the sector, describes issues facing Bosnian MFIs, illustrates                                                    Case%20Study-Bosnia-
        (MIX)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to Financial Self-Sufficiency. Mix
                                                           the MFIs’ responses to the Bosnian operating environment, and highlights the                                                         Conference%20Final.doc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publications.
                                                           growth and financial performance of the respective institutions.
                                                           The paper presents summary of findings from the study conducted within Imp-Act                                                                                       Matul, Michal and Caroline
                                                           project2 on the role of micro-enterprise lending in the household reconstruction                                                     http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/pu Tsilikounas. 2004. "The Role of
      ImpAct           ImpAct publications   1996-2002     process during 1996-2002 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)3. This research is      Case Study/Impact Assessment                        blications/joint_publications/M Microfinance in the Household
                                                           one of the first of its kind to examine the impact of minimalist microenterprise                                                     FC_SN6.pdf                      Reconstruction Process in Bosnia
                                                           credit on reconstruction and hopes to help engage in a debate about impact of                                                                                        and Hercegovina." MFC Spotlight
                                                           microfinance on reconstruction.                                                                                                                                      Note #6.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                              Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                      Page 42 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SMEs in Countries in Transition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (2001) – excellent publication -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             discusses legislative aspects by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             countries, SME supporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             measures and institutions, SWOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Strengths, Weaknesses,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Opportunities, Threats) analysis for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             each country, SME statistics
 United Nations   Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                                                                                                       (Number of Different Types of
   Economic        SME development in                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     links to SME policies, legislation, case studies, http://www.unece.org/indust/s      Economic Units at the end of 2000 – Includes 27 E/CE
                                                 -
 Commission for   Countries of Transition                 spreadsheet                                                                   papers, etc                                       me/ece-sme.htm                     2001, Number of Incorporated         countries
Europe (UNECE)            Series                                                                                                                                                                                             SMEs at the end of 2000 – 2001,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Employment in Incorporated SMEs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and in Total Economy at the end of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2000 –2001, Structure of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Incorporated SMEs by Sectors at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the end of 2000 – 2001, Index of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SMEs Development). Available:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.unece.org/indust/sme/sm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             epubli.pdf
                   Southeast Europe
                                                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www2.ifc.org/seed/PDFs/                                       Albania, Bosnia,
    WB/IFC             Enterprise              5 yrs
                                                          spreadsheet                                                                                                                      Maps/SME_Map_BiH_Eng.pdf                                             Yugoslavia, Macedonia
                  Development (SEED)




                                                                                                                                        Romania
 Data Provider             Title            Time Period                                 Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                    Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.         Notes

                                                                                                                                        A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                   Investment Climate                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Romania (based on 255 surveys). They also          mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                 2002
                     Survey database                      spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                        economic and regulatory climate.                   =158&characteristic=Size
                                                                                                                                                                                           http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                     Doing Business                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                   -                                                                                      country profile
                   database - Romania                     spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                           ?economyid=158
                                                                                                                                        Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                        taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                        instability, exchange rates, finance,
                     World Business                                                                                                                                                                                        Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank     Environment Survey       1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                      and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                          spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                     (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                           World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                        infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                        investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                        business environment.




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                                Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                        Page 43 of 57
                                                                                                                                                  Annual, Firm-level micro data; number of                                         (1) Bojnec, Stefan; Konings, Josef,
                                                                                                                                                  observations: about 450-500 firms, Variables:                                    ''Job Creation, Job Destruction and
                                                                                                                                                  Basic information about the firm (sector,                                        Labour Demand in Slovenia.''
                                                               The 1996 survey was intended to shed light on firms performance and to make it
                                                                                                                                                  regional location, ownership type, privatization                                 Comparative Economic Studies.
Leuven Institute for                                           possible to compare de novo firms with state owned and privatized firms. A follow-                                                                                                                                                The datasets are
                        Central and Eastern                                                                                                       history, etc.), production (output, production                                   Summer - Fall 1999.       (2)        Bulgaria, Hungary,
 Central and East                                              up survey was implemented interviewing same firms a year later. Stratified                                                           downloadable from William                                                                    accompanied by
                         Europe Enterprise        1996-97                                                                                         process, etc.), sales performance, competition                                   Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara, Slovak Republic,
European Studies                                               sample of 50 de novo firms from trade, service and manufacturing industry, as                                                        Davidson Institute                                                                           excellent
                        Survey, 1996 - 1997                                                                                                       on the input and output markets,                                                 ''Firm performance and the political Slovenia
    (LICOS)                                                    well as 50 state owned or privatized firms mainly within manufacturing sector,                                                                                                                                                    documentation.
                                                                                                                                                  entrepreneurship characteristics, employment                                     economy of corporate governance:
                                                               was drawn within each country.
                                                                                                                                                  and wage policy, financial situation of the firm,                                survey evidence for Bulgaria,
                                                                                                                                                  firm organization, and basic information of the                                  Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia''
                                                                                                                                                  respondent.                                                                      Economic Systems. June 2001


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (1) Bilsen, V.; Konings, J., ''Job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Creation, Job Destruction and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Growth of Newly Established Private
                                                                                                                                                number of observations: Bulgaria: 145 firms;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Firms in Transition Economies:
                                                                                                                                                Romania: 152 firms; Variables: Basic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Survey evidence from Bulgaria,
                                                               Abstract: Cross-country, firm-level panel survey data from Bulgaria and Romania. information about the firm (sector, regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hungary and Romania.'' Journal of
Leuven Institute for                                           Managers of 50 de novo firms and 100 traditional firms were interviewed. The     location, ownership type, privatization history,
                        Central and Eastern                                                                                                                                                                                        Comparative Economics.                                        Notes: This study is
 Central and East                                              survey was intended to be a follow-up on the 1996 and 1997 Central and Eastern etc.), production (output, production process, downloadable from William
                         Europe Enterprise       1996 - 2000                                                                                                                                                                       September 1998. (2) Walsh,          Bulgaria, Romania         accompanied by good
European Studies                                               Europe Enterprise survey (DDCN Study ID 0012) for the two countries in order to etc.), sales performance, competition on the         Davidson Institute
                           Survey, 1998                                                                                                                                                                                            Patrick P.; Whelan, Ciara, ''Firm                             documentation.
    (LICOS)                                                    give better insight into firms' performance and corporate governance within      input and output markets, entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Performance and the Political
                                                               transition economies.                                                            characteristics, employment and wage policy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Economy of Corporate Governance:
                                                                                                                                                financial situation of the firm, firm organization,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Survey Evidence for Bulgaria,
                                                                                                                                                and basic information of the respondent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.''
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LICOS Catholic University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Discussion Paper Series. 1999.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                 /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                         Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                        UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                           Development                                                                                                                                                           g=PE> Employment -> Job                                               44 countries, including
                       Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                        Creation and Enterprise                                               Bolivia, Czech Rep,
International Labor                                            For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                        Database of small        up to 2005                                                                                      country SME profile                             Development -> Small                                                  Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
Organization (ILO)                                             spreadsheet
                       enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                   Enterprise Development ->                                             Philippines, Romania,
                         policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                      Policy Environment -                                                  Slovakia, S. Africa
                             regulations                                                                                                                                                         >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                 definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 regulations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ministry for SMEs and
 United Nations        Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                      case study/presentation - overview of SME
                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.unece.org/indust/s Cooperatives, Romania. 2000.
   Economic             SME development in                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'         sector in Romania. Includes charts, graphs,
                                                      -                                                                                                                                          me/Romanian%20SME%20se "Small and medium-sized                        -                         very good
 Commission for        Countries of Transition                 spreadsheet                                                                       statistics and comparisons with the EU
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ctor%20presentation.pdf       enterprises in Romania." UNECE
Europe (UNECE)                 Series                                                                                                            standards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Presentation.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                  Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                        Page 44 of 57
                                                                                                                                                        case study- lSME legislative aspects, SME
                                                                                                                                                        supporting measures and institutions, SWOT
                                                                                                                                                        (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities,
                                                                                                                                                        Threats) analysis for each country, SME
  United Nations       Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                             statistics (Number of Different Types of
    Economic            SME development in                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           Economic Units at the end of 2000 – 2001,      http://www.unece.org/indust/s      SMEs in Countries in Transition       Includes 27 E/CE
                                                         -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              excellent publication
  Commission for       Countries of Transition                      spreadsheet                                                                         Number of Incorporated SMEs at the end of      me/smepubli.pdf                    (2001)                                countries
 Europe (UNECE)                Series                                                                                                                   2000 – 2001, Employment in Incorporated
                                                                                                                                                        SMEs and in Total Economy at the end of
                                                                                                                                                        2000 –2001, Structure of Incorporated SMEs
                                                                                                                                                        by Sectors at the end of 2000 – 2001, Index of
                                                                                                                                                        SMEs Development).
  United Nations       Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                             Country profile, including a list of national SME
    Economic            SME development in                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           offices, definitions of SMEs, major laws,         http://www.unece.org/indust/s
                                                         -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              good contact info
  Commission for       Countries of Transition                      spreadsheet                                                                         decrees, and Ministerial orders promoting         me/romania.htm
 Europe (UNECE)                Series                                                                                                                   SMEs, contact information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Development Impact of Small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Medium Enterprises: Vol.1 & 2
  Small Enterprise
                                                                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                           http://www.seaf.com/reports.ht (Vol 1 contains theory and analysis,
  Assistance Fund                 -                      -                                                                                              comparative case studies                                                                                                                        v. good!
                                                                    spreadsheet                                                                                                                         m                              Volume 2 contains case studies of
      (SEAF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SMEs in Romania, Bolivia, Bulgaria,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Peru, and Poland.
                                                                                                                                                        company profiles - including name and           http://www.informest.it/look-                                           Austria, Belgium,
                                                                                                                                                        legal status, field of activity, company        east/database/smedatabas                                                Bulgaria, Greece,
                                                                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
 EU-Look East Net          sme database               various                                                                                           details, markets, no longitudinal data          e.asp                                                                   Hungary, Italy,
                                                                    spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Romania, Spain,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Slovenia
                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                        Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                     xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                    For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'           assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                    Meghana has access
 The World Bank            SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                  rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                       about 70 countries
                                                                    spreadsheet                                                                         of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                           to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                     94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                        economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact Info:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regional Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the Support of
                       Regional Programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Private Enterprise
   United Nations
                        for the Support of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Development c/o
   Development                                          ??          SME regional project                                                                ??
                        Private Enterprise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNDP, P.O. Box 1-
    Programme
                          Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   701, Bucharest,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Romania, Tel: (40-1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        230 7627, Fax: (40-1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        230 7628
                                                                    DFID is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor
                                                                    countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. Through its cooperation with                                                                                                                                                     Not so rich in terms of
The United Kingdom
                                                                    the PHARE, the European Commission, and the World Bank and IMF                                                                                                      the website includes links to several                           content as DFIDs
  Department for   Country assistance plan                                                                                                                                                              http://www.dfid.gov.uk/countrie
                                                         -          programmes, DFID's mission in Romania seeks to increase the capacity of             no specific information given                                                   growth/poverty related case studies                             other project sites.
   International      (CAP) Romania                                                                                                                                                                     s/europe/romania.asp
                                                                    government (central, regional and local), civil society and the private sector to                                                                                   and publications                                                Contact information:
Development (DFID)
                                                                    carry out and sustain the transition whilst ensuring that social dimensions are                                                                                                                                                     enquiry@dfid.gov.uk
                                                                    properly addressed.
 Romanian National
Agency for promotion             ?                       ?          ?                                                                                   ?                                               http://www.mimmc.ro/              ?                                     ?                       only in Romanian
     of SMEs




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                        Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                            Page 45 of 57
                                                                                                                                           Montenegro
 Data Provider             Title              Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.             Notes

                                                                                                                                             Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                             taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                             instability, exchange rates, finance,
                     World Business                                                                                                                                                                                             Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank     Environment Survey          1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                        and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                     (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                             investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                             business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                     Doing Business
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank    database - Serbia and             -                                                                                        country profile
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                       Montenegro
                                                                                                                                                                                                ?economyid=206
                                                                                                                                             A snapshot of the investment climate in Serbia     http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                   Investment Climate                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     and Montenegro (based on 508 surveys).             mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                    2002
                     Survey database                           spreadsheet                                                                   They also include details on how local firms       es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                             perceive the economic and regulatory climate.      =206&characteristic=Size

                   Southeast Europe
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www2.ifc.org/seed/PDFs/                                     Albania, Bosnia,
    WB/IFC             Enterprise                 5 yrs                                                                                      brief country SME profile
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                      Maps/SME_Map_Serbia.pdf                                            Yugoslavia, Macedonia
                  Development (SEED)




                                                                                                                                              Ukraine
 Data Provider             Title              Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.             Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                    Doing Business                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                      -                                                                                        country profile
                   database - Ukraine                          spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                ?economyid=194
                                                                                                                                             A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                   Investment Climate                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Ukraine (based on 463 surveys). They also          mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                    2002
                     Survey database                           spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                             economic and regulatory climate.                   =194&characteristic=Size

                                                                                                                                                                                          http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                             Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                          xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                     Meghana has access
The World Bank        SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                            rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                     about 70 countries
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                            to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                          94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                             economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                          ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
 United Nations   Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                       Country profile, including a list of national SME
   Economic        SME development in                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     offices, definitions of SMEs, major laws,         http://www.unece.org/indust/s
                                                    -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         good contact info
 Commission for   Countries of Transition                      spreadsheet                                                                   decrees, and Ministerial orders promoting         me/ukraine.htm
Europe (UNECE)            Series                                                                                                             SMEs, contact information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Azerbaijan, Belarus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Georgia, Kazakhstan,
                  IFC Private Enterprise                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
      IFC                                       ongoing                                                                                      SME projects                                       http://www.ifc.org/pep                                             Kyrgyz Republic, Russia,
                       Partnership                             spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tajikistan, Ukraine, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Uzbekistan, Mongolia


       IRIS-SME                                                                                                                     Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                   Page 46 of 57
                                                                                                                                             Georgia
 Data Provider             Title              Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link            Related Article(s)         Cross-country Ref.          Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                    Doing Business                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                       Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                      -                                                                                        country profile
                   database - Georgia                          spreadsheet                                                                                                                     usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                               ?economyid=194
                                                                                                                                             A snapshot of the investment climate in           http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                   Investment Climate                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Georgia (based on 174 surveys).. They also        mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                    2002
                     Survey database                           spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the   es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                             economic and regulatory climate.                  =74&characteristic=Size
 United Nations   Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                       Country profile, including a list of national SME
   Economic        SME development in                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     offices, definitions of SMEs, major laws,         http://www.unece.org/indust/s
                                                    -                                                                                                                                                                                                                            good contact info
 Commission for   Countries of Transition                      spreadsheet                                                                   decrees, and Ministerial orders promoting         me/georgia.htm
Europe (UNECE)            Series                                                                                                             SMEs, contact information
                                                                                                                                                                                          http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                             Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                          xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                        Meghana has access
The World Bank        SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                            rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New            about 70 countries
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                               to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                          94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                             economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                          ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




                                                                                                                                               CR, SR
 Data Provider             Title              Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                      Data Access/Link            Related Article(s)         Cross-country Ref.          Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                     Doing Business
                                                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                       Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank    database - Czech Rep,             -                                                                                        country profile
                                                               spreadsheet                                                                                                                     usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                           Sk
                                                                                                                                                                                               ?economyid=55

                                                                                                                                                                                               <http://rru.worldbank.org/Inves
                                                                                                                                                                                               tmentClimate/ExploreEconomi
                                                                                                                                             A snapshot of the investment climate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                               es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                             Czech Republic (based on 268 surveys) and
                   Investment Climate                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                       =55&characteristic=Size>
The World Bank                                    2002                                                                                       Slovakia (based on 170 surveys). They also
                     Survey database                           spreadsheet                                                                                                                     <http://rru.worldbank.org/Inves
                                                                                                                                             include details on how local firms perceive the
                                                                                                                                                                                               tmentClimate/ExploreEconomi
                                                                                                                                             economic and regulatory climate.
                                                                                                                                                                                               es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                                                               =168&characteristic=Size>

 United Nations   Enterpreneurship and                                                                                                       Country profile, including a list of national SME
   Economic        SME development in                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     offices, definitions of SMEs, major laws,         http://www.unece.org/indust/s
                                                    -                                                                                                                                                                                                                            good contact info
 Commission for   Countries of Transition                      spreadsheet                                                                   decrees, and Ministerial orders promoting         me/czechsme.htm
Europe (UNECE)            Series                                                                                                             SMEs, contact information




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                                     Country-specific data sources                                                                                                          Page 47 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                        Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                        UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                          Development                                                                                                                                                           g=PE> Employment -> Job                                         44 countries, including
                      Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                        Creation and Enterprise                                         Bolivia, Czech Rep,
International Labor                                                  For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                       Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                      country SME profile                          Development -> Small                                            Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
Organization (ILO)                                                   spreadsheet
                      enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                   Enterprise Development ->                                       Philippines, Romania,
                        policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                      Policy Environment -                                            Slovakia, S. Africa
                            regulations                                                                                                                                                         >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                regulations

                                                                                                                                                                                                http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                   Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                           Meghana has access
The World Bank           SME database           1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                              rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New            about 70 countries
                                                                     spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                  to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                   economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                         Country-specific data sources                                                                                                          Page 48 of 57
                                                                                                                                             AFRICA
                                                                                                                                             Uganda
  Data Provider              Title           Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.            Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                               http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                        Doing Business                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                   -                                                                                        country profile
                       database - Uganda                      spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                               ?economyid=193
                                                                                                                                            Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                            taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                            instability, exchange rates, finance,
                        World Business                                                                                                                                                                                         Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                              For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank       Environment Survey      1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                        and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                              spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                        (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                            World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                            infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                            investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                            business environment.

                                                                                                                                            A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                       Investment Climate                     For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Uganda (based on 300 surveys). They also           mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                 2002
                         Survey database                      spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                            economic and regulatory climate.                   =193&characteristic=Size
                                                              The assessment findings suggest that the strategies of the three MFI programs
                                                              result in clients acquiring valued skills and knowledge, adding new products or
                      AIMS (Assessing The                     services, moving to new premises or selling in new markets, improving or                                                                                        Barnes, Carolyn, Gary Gaile, and
                                                              expanding their enterprise premises, reducing costs by buying in bulk, and                                                       http://www.usaidmicro.org/pdfs
                            Impact of       2001 (follow up                                                                                                                                                                   Richard Kimbombo 2001. “Impact
      USAID                                                   increasing the size of their stock and sales volume. These results suggest that  Case study/Impact assessment                    /aims/uganda_2_final_3-13-
                         Microenterprise        study)                                                                                                                                                                        of Three Microfinance Programs in
                                                              loan funds or profits from use of the loans open up a range of choices that the                                                  01.pdf
                        Services Project)                                                                                                                                                                                     Uganda.”
                                                              microentrepreneur otherwise would be unlikely to have. In these ways,
                                                              participation in the three MFI program branches studied has empowered clients
                                                              who were primarily women.
                                                              The paper presents baseline findings of a two-stage assessment on the impact of
                                                              microfinance services on clients, their households, and enterprises in Uganda. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Barnes, Carolyn, Gayle Morris and
                      AIMS (Assessing The                     section of the assessment also examines the linkages between rural and urban                                                     http://www.usaidmicro.org/pub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gary Gaile 1998. An Assessment
                            Impact of                         microentrepreneurs and the agricultural sector. The findings and analysis cover                                                  s/pubsTemplate.asp?page=/co
      USAID                                  1997, 1999                                                                                        Case study/Impact assessment                                                  of the Impact of Microfinance
                         Microenterprise                      basic characteristics of respondents and their households, sources of income,                                                    mponen/aims/pubs/english/mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Services in Uganda: Baseline
                        Services Project)                     uses of income, financial services, empowerment, and agricultural sector                                                         ssion1.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Findings.
                                                              linkages. Follow-up data will be collected in two to three years on the same
                                                              variables in order to assess change and measure impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uganda Research Project.            Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.ids.ac.uk/impact/publi   (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cations/partner_publications/FIN    Zambia, Malawi, S.        Contact: 1101 14th
  Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CA%20Uganda%20Programme             Africa), Latin America    St. NW | Suite 1100 |
   International                                              For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                      FINCA International      ongoing                                                                                      microfinance projects                              http://www.villagebanking.org/ %20Evaluation.pdf                   (Mexico, Guatemala,       Washington, DC
    Community                                                 spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  El Salvador,              20005 , Tel
Assistance (FINCA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nicaragua, Equador,       202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Haiti, Honduras)

  United Nations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37countries - including
                        UNCDF Impact                          For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        http://www.uncdf.org/english/c
Capital Development                                -                                                                                        microfinance project                                                                                                  Uganda, Ethiopia,
                         Assessments                          spreadsheet                                                                                                                      ountries/uganda/index.php
  Fund (UNCDF)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tanzania, Bangladesh




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                  Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                    Page 49 of 57
                                                                                                                                                     Ethiopia
   Data Provider                 Title              Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.           Notes
The World Bank         Doing Business                                                                                                                                                                   http://rru.worldbank.org/Doi
                       database - Ethiopia                                                                                                                                                              ngBusiness/ExploreEconom
                                                                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                                                                                                                                                     country profile                                    ies/BusinessClimateSnapsh
                                                                       spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ot.aspx?economyid=66

                                                                                                                                                     Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                                     taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                                     instability, exchange rates, finance,
                          World Business                                                                                                                                                                                                Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
 The World Bank         Environment Survey           1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                          and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                                       spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                          (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                   World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                                     infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                     investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                                     business environment.

                                                                                                                                                     A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                         Investment Climate                            For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Ethiopia (based on 427 surveys). They also         mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
  The World Bank                                        2002
                           Survey database                             spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                                     economic and regulatory climate.                   =66&characteristic=Size

                                                                                                                                                                                                        <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                        /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                          Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                              UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                            Development                                                                                                                                                                 g=PE> Employment -> Job                                            44 countries, including
                        Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                              Creation and Enterprise                                            Bolivia, Czech Rep,
 International Labor                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                         Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                      country SME profile                                Development -> Small                                               Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
 Organization (ILO)                                                    spreadsheet
                        enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                         Enterprise Development ->                                          Philippines, Romania,
                          policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                            Policy Environment -                                               Slovakia, S. Africa
                              regulations                                                                                                                                                               >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                        definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        regulations




                                                                                                                                                       Ghana
   Data Provider                 Title              Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.           Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                          Doing Business                               For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
  The World Bank                                          -                                                                                          country profile
                         database - Ghana                              spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ?economyid=76
                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                     Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                  xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                       For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                    Meghana has access
 The World Bank            SME database           1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                              rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                     about 70 countries
                                                                       spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                           to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                  94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                     economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




          IRIS-SME                                                                                                                          Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                   Page 50 of 57
                                                                                                                                           Tanzania
 Data Provider           Title            Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.           Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                    Doing Business                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                  -                                                                                          country profile
                  database - Tanzania                        spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                              ?economyid=185
                                                                                                                                           A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                  Investment Climate                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Tanzania (based on 276 surveys). They also         mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                2002
                    Survey database                          spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                           economic and regulatory climate.                   =185&characteristic=Size

                                                                                                                                                                                        http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                           Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                        xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                   Meghana has access
The World Bank      SME database        1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                              rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                     about 70 countries
                                                             spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                          to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                        94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                           economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zambia, Malawi, S.       Contact: 1101 14th
                    Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Africa), Latin America   St. NW | Suite 1100 |
                     International                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
    ImpAct                                  ongoing                                                                                        microfinance projects                              http://www.villagebanking.org/                                     (Mexico, Guatemala,      Washington, DC
                 Community Assistance                        spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 El Salvador,             20005 , Tel
                       (FINCA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nicaragua, Equador,      202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Haiti, Honduras)




                                                                                                                                            Nigeria
 Data Provider           Title            Time Period                                      Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.           Notes

                                                                                                                                           Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                           taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                           instability, exchange rates, finance,
                    World Business                                                                                                                                                                                            Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                             For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank    Environment Survey       1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                          and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                             spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                    (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                               World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                           infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                           investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                           business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                    Doing Business                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                  -                                                                                          country profile
                   database - Nigeria                        spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                              ?economyid=143
                                                                                                                                           A snapshot of the investment climate in            http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                  Investment Climate                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     Nigeria (based on 232 surveys). They also          mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                                2002
                    Survey database                          spreadsheet                                                                   include details on how local firms perceive the    es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                           economic and regulatory climate.                   =143&characteristic=Size




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                                   Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                   Page 51 of 57
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                           Meghana has access
The World Bank            SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                 rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New            about 70 countries
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                        of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                  to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                   94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                      economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




                                                                                                                                                  South Africa
  Data Provider                Title              Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                            Variables/Types of data                 Data Access/Link                 Related Article(s)         Cross-country Ref.             Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                          Doing Business                           For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                       Business/ExploreEconomies/B
 The World Bank                                         -                                                                                             country profile
                      database - South Africa                      spreadsheet                                                                                                                     usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ?economyid=172

                                                                                                                                                                                                   <http://www.ilo.org/dyn/empent
                                                                                                                                                                                                   /empent.portal?p_docid=DOC
                        Small Enterprise                                                                                                                                                           UMENT&p_prog=S&p_subpro
                          Development                                                                                                                                                              g=PE> Employment -> Job                                         44 countries, including
                      Programme (SEED) -                                                                                                                                                           Creation and Enterprise                                         Bolivia, Czech Rep,
International Labor                                                For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
                       Database of small           up to 2005                                                                                         country SME profile                          Development -> Small                                            Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru,
Organization (ILO)                                                 spreadsheet
                      enterprise definitions,                                                                                                                                                      Enterprise Development ->                                       Philippines, Romania,
                        policies, laws and                                                                                                                                                         Policy Environment -                                            Slovakia, S. Africa
                            regulations                                                                                                                                                            >Database of small enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                   definitions, policies, laws and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   regulations

                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                                      Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                                   For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'          assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                           Meghana has access
The World Bank            SME database          1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                                 rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New            about 70 countries
                                                                   spreadsheet                                                                        of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                  to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                                   94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                                      economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eurasia, Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Uganda, tanzania,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Zambia, Malawi, S.        Contact: 1101 14th
                         Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Africa), Latin America    St. NW | Suite 1100 |
                          International                            For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'
     ImpAct                                         ongoing                                                                                           microfinance projects                        http://www.villagebanking.org/                                  (Mexico, Guatemala,       Washington, DC
                      Community Assistance                         spreadsheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   El Salvador,              20005 , Tel
                            (FINCA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nicaragua, Equador,       202.682.1510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Haiti, Honduras)

                                                                   SEF is a microfinance institution (MFI), based in the Limpopo Province of South
                                                                   Africa, works towards the elimination of poverty and unemployment by providing
                        Small Enterprise                           microfinance services to the poor and the very poor. SEF's mission is to provide
     ImpAct                                         ongoing                                                                                           microfinance/SME project                     http://www.sef.co.za/
                        Foundation (SEF)                           financial and support services to the poor in order to enable them to rise above
                                                                   the poverty line and to provide financial services to low income micro-
                                                                   entrepreneurs to enable them to stabilize and grow their enterprises.




         IRIS-SME                                                                                                                       Country-specific data sources                                                                                                               Page 52 of 57
                                                                                                                                         Kenya
 Data Provider         Title            Time Period                                    Abstract/Description                                       Variables/Types of data                       Data Access/Link                  Related Article(s)            Cross-country Ref.         Notes

                                                                                                                                       Variables: Policy instability and uncertainty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel;
                                                                                                                                       taxes and regulations, inflation and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stone, Andrew H.W., ''Voices of the
                                                                                                                                       instability, exchange rates, finance,
                   World Business                                                                                                                                                                                         Firms 2000 : Investment Climate
                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     governance, the legal system and corruption,       http://info.worldbank.org/gover
The World Bank   Environment Survey      1999-2000                                                                                                                                                                        and Governance Findings of the      80 countries
                                                         spreadsheet                                                                   quality of public services including               nance/wbes/
                   (WBES) 2000                                                                                                                                                                                            World Business Environmental
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure, corruption, judiciary, lobbying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Survey (WBES).'' The World Bank
                                                                                                                                       investment climate and the quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Discussion Draft. 2002.
                                                                                                                                       business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                          http://rru.worldbank.org/Doing
                   Doing Business                        For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'                                                        Business/ExploreEconomies/B
The World Bank                                -                                                                                        country profile
                  database - Kenya                       spreadsheet                                                                                                                      usinessClimateSnapshot.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                          ?economyid=101
                                                                                                                                       A snapshot of the investment climate in Kenya      http://rru.worldbank.org/Invest
                 Investment Climate                      For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     (based on 284 surveys). They also include          mentClimate/ExploreEconomi
The World Bank                              2002
                   Survey database                       spreadsheet                                                                   details on how local firms perceive the            es/Snapshot.aspx?economyid
                                                                                                                                       economic and regulatory climate.                   =101&characteristic=Size

                                                                                                                                                                                    http://wdsbeta.worldbank.org/e Ayyagari, Meghana et al. 2003.
                                                                                                                                       Variables: number of employees, total net
                                                                                                                                                                                    xternal/default/WDSContentSe "Small and Medium Enterprises
                                                         For general information about the project, please see the 'cross-country'     assets, sales and investment level,GDP share                                                                                                  Meghana has access
The World Bank     SME database       1990-99 (at least)                                                                                                                            rver/IW3P/IB/2003/09/30/0000 Across the Globe: A New                     about 70 countries
                                                         spreadsheet                                                                   of the SME sector, size of the shadow                                                                                                         to the database
                                                                                                                                                                                    94946_0309160409277/Rend Database." The World Bank
                                                                                                                                       economy labor force, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                    ered/PDF/multi0page.pdf        Working Paper 3127.




       IRIS-SME                                                                                                               Country-specific data sources                                                                                                                   Page 53 of 57
                 MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
egypt?
morocco?
Tunisia?
Lebanon?




      IRIS-SME     Country-specific data sources   Page 54 of 57
                                                                                               National statistical institutes
                                                                                     What's in here: links to national statistical offices and institutes

           Country                                       Data Provider                                   Time Period                                           Link                                                       Notes

      Bangladesh      Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics                                               1993-1997              http://www.bbsgov.org/                                                  see esp. " Brochure 1998"

           Bolivia    Instituto Nacional de Estadistica - Bolivia                                   1990s-2004             http://www.ine.gov.bo/                                                  only in Spanish

                      Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina                               ??                     http://www.bhas.ba/                                                     see esp "Statistical Bulletins" section

                      Central Bank of Bosnia and Hercegovina                                        1999-2004              http://www.cbbh.gov.ba/en/statistics.html
           Bosnia
                      Federal Office of Statistics - Bosnia and Hercegovina                         1998-2004              http://www.fzs.ba/Eng/index.htm                                         some info only in Bosnian

                      Republika Srpska - Institute for Statistics                                   1990s-2004             http://www.rzs.rs.ba/English.htm                                        some info only in Serbian

                      Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics                               1945-present           http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/default.php                              only in Portuguese

                                                                                                                           http://www.bcb.gov.br/ingles/mPag.asp?perfil=1&cod=153&codP=17&idiom
            Brazil    Central Bank of Brazil                                                        1990s
                                                                                                                           a=I

                      National Statistical Society                                                  ??                     http://www.redeabe.org.br/                                              in portugese

           Ethiopia   Central Statistical Office                                                    ??                     no web link

                      Statistics Indonesia                                                          1998-2002              http://www.bps.go.id/index.shtml

       Indonesia      Central Bank of Indonesia                                                     ??                     http://www.bi.go.id/web/en

                                                                                                                                                                                                   contact person: Mr. Subagio Dwijosumono
                      Indonesian Statistical Society                                                ??                     bagiodw@mailhost.bps.go.id

      Montenegro

            Peru      National Institute of Statistics and Informatics                              1991-2003              http://www.inei.gob.pe/                                                 Spanish only

                      National Statistics Office                                                    1990s-now              http://www.census.gov.ph/

                      National Statistical Coordination Board                                       1980s-now              http://www.nscb.gov.ph/i-stats/makro/tables/default.asp?xu=&yp=&lang=   some data subject to a subscription fee
       Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                   A number of working papers related to SMEs and
                      Philippine Institute for Development Studies - Economic and Social Database   mid 1990s-2003         http://www.pids.gov.ph/
                                                                                                                                                                                                   development

                      Central Bank of Philippines                                                   1999- now              http://www.bsp.gov.ph/statistics/stats.htm

                      National Institute of Statistics                                              1998-now               http://www.insse.ro/indexe.htm
        Romania
                      National Bank of Romania                                                      early 1990s-now        http://www.bnro.ro/def_en.htm

           Uganda     Bureau of Statistics                                                          1990s-now              http://www.ubos.org/



IRIS-SME                                                                                            National Statistical Institutes                                                                                                    Page 55 of 57
IRIS-SME   National Statistical Institutes   Page 56 of 57
What's in here: links to potentially interesting articles and publications

Citation                                                 Abstract                                                   Source/Link                        Cost       Notes
David Watkins. “ Annual Review of Progress in            Abstract: publication of the European Foundation for       For more info + link to table of    85 euro   David Watkins - Southampton
Entrepreneurship Research” Volumes 1 (2000-2001) and 2   Management Development Entrepreneurship, Innovation        contents go to:                               University Business School -
(2002-2003).                                             and Small Business (EISB) Network. Each volume             http://www.efmd.org/html/Knowledge/           david.watkins@solent.ac.uk
                                                         consists of the following three sections: (1) Critical     publ_detail.asp?id=040929yuch&aid=
                                                         Reviews -- Three or more substantial academic reviews of   041028ywrb&tid=3
                                                         the state of knowledge on a key topic of relevance to
                                                         workers in the field of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and
                                                         SME Development, including an indication of gaps in our
                                                         current understanding. These are invited contributions
                                                         from eminent academics with mainly European
                                                         perspective. (2) Records of the Annual Entrepreneurship,
                                                         Innovation and Small Business Conference. (3) Recent
                                                         Research on Entrepreneurship and Reflections on the
                                                         Field of Study.

								
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