This report is the result of an internatonal workshop of experts in small and medium enterprise (SME) financing and sustainability from public, private and philanthropic investment communities, as well as Africa-based organizations working on SME financing. Its aims are three-fold:
* Draw the attention of development, philanthropic and private finance communities to the opportunities in investing in sustainable SMEs.
* Highlight innovative financing models, through illustrative case-studies of funds investing in sustainable SMEs in Africa.
* Present workshop participants' input on how to best scale innovative models and create an environment conducive to increased private investment.