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)
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?