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SME FINANCING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS
- Subject: SME FINANCING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS
- From: "Burt Hamner" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 11:07:32 -0500 (EST)
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Reply-To: "Burt Hamner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We are writing a paper on options for improving the access to financing =
for cleaner production and energy conservation by Small and Medium =
Enterprises (SMEs). The paper is sponsored by the Asian Development =
We want to know who else has studied the success of programs to help =
SMEs get financing for improved technologies. There are many programs =
that provide such financing. We hope to find some papers or analyses =
about how well they work and what lessons can be learned. This applies =
to financing for energy conservation as well as cleaner production and =
>From people who now manage programs that provide technology financing =
for SMEs, whether by government or non-profit or commercial sector, we =
are looking for evaluations or analysis of your program's success and =
recommendations for other programs with similar goals.
>From academics and policy analysts, we are looking for any studies that =
compare the results of various financing efforts and make =
>From anyone! What do you recommend to development organizations about =
the right systems for improving the access of SMEs in developing =
countries to financing (of any kind) for cleaner production or energy =
conservation technology? We welcome good quotes!
We already have an extensive collection of reference material about =
various financing programs, and good books and publications about =
financing environmental protection. But we are short on PROGAM =
EVALUATIONS in particular.
Of course any assistance provided will be cited. We will be making the =
paper available over the internet next year, along with presentation =
materials, and will create a website for it that includes a discussion =
board, bibliography and Interested Persons database. If you would like =
your efforts to help SMEs with financing to be better known, please =
The project will include case studies of two Asian countries that now =
make some efforts to provide special financing to SMEs for cleaner =
production and energy conservation. Any references or studies relevant =
to Asia are especially welcome.
Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested, we =
promise to respond to all! Thanks very much.
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