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The typology of partial credit guarantee funds around the world

Thorsten Beck (), Leora Klapper () and Juan Carlos Mendoza

Journal of Financial Stability, 2010, vol. 6, issue 1, 10-25

Abstract: This paper presents data on 76 partial credit guarantee schemes across 46 developed and developing countries. Based on theory, we discuss different organizational features of credit guarantee schemes and their variation across countries. We focus on the respective role of government and private sector and different pricing and risk reduction tools and how they are correlated across countries. We find that government has an important role to play in funding and management, but less so in risk assessment and recovery. There is a surprisingly low use of risk-based pricing and limited use of risk management mechanisms.

Keywords: Banking; Guarantees; SMEs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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