In 2016 the EIB commissioned a study to assesses the financing needs of the SMEs in the Western Balkans countries and the market failures that are constraining the development of the SME sector.

In addition the study addressed the funding needs of the intermediaries that specialize in SME financing and examines the potential for different types of financial products including equity, guarantees, trade finance and other risk-bearing instrument.

The synthesis report gives an overview of the whole WB6 region, whilst in parallel individual reports were also produced for each economy.

Assessment of financing needs - WB Region