Financial and Non-Financial Tools supporting SMEs

This report analyzes the main institutions involved in the promotion and financing of SMEs in the EU and some Western Balkan countries and their feasibility in the Albanian economy. The most commonly presented financial tools are guarantee schemes, direct and indirect debt financing, equity financing as well as mezzanine tools of financing. The majority of the described tools are followed by a description of their application in different countries with a presentation of the terms of the products, the main beneficiaries and their respective criteria. A project of IDRA Research & Consulting funded by “Cooperazione Italiana” – 2011.