Session 23: Supporting SMEs in time of crisis: how to do it right

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9 September 2020 (GMT +8)

As a major crisis is unfolding in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many international finance institutions have deployed emergency packages involving intermediated lending, guarantees, and other forms of support to help small and medium enterprises to get through the downturn. Participants will learn about lessons drawn from past evaluations and discuss how these may apply in the current context. Gaps will also be identified, which may inform the design of future evaluations.


Jochen Von Kameke, Evaluation Expert, European Investment Bank
Simone Signore, Senior Research Officer, European Investment Fund
Ivory Yong-Prötzel, Director, Office of Evaluation and Oversight, Inter-American Development Bank
Roland Michelitsch, Evaluator General, Independent Development Evaluation, African Development Bank
Veronique N. Salze-Lozac'h, Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank
Jan Willem Van Der Kaaij, Inspector General, European Investment Bank


SUBTHEME: Evaluating private sector interventions for development 

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