The Importance of SME Financing to COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Government of Luxembourg, UN Capital Development Fund and International Trade Centre

The event will explore the following questions:
  • How can SDG-aligned investment strategies strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs and women- and youth-owned enterprises and ultimately help economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis?
  • How are the UN agencies and civil society organizations that form part of the SDG500 partnering with the private sector to mobilize significant private investment towards the SDGs?
  • How can SMEs in the healthcare value chain addressing some of the weakest links in healthcare systems in low-income countries and emerging markets?
  • With lockdowns and social distancing measures in place in much of the world, how are SMEs turning disruption into opportunity by scaling technology-enabled models to deliver essential goods and services?
  • What is the potential to replicate and scale the financial mechanism and partnerships behind SDG500?

  • United Nations