Synergies through linkages : who benefits from linking finance and business development services?

SEED Working Paper No. 64

Explores how finance and business development services for micro and small enterprises can be linked without jeopardizing the effectiveness of each service. Reviews examples of linked provision, examines the main costs and benefits for the actors involved and proposes a six-part typology of linked service provision. Suggests that the circumstances of local providers and their markets will determine which approach is appropriate.

Also published in World development, Vol. 35, no. 8 (Aug. 2007).