This report outlines recent research substantiating the contribution of the private sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular for new job creation and investment. It also highlights availability and gaps in SME funding, including for specific subsectors such as women-owned firms and agri-enterprises. New findings and trends highlight the potential of collaborative platforms that have emerged from the G20/GPFI process to combine resources to improve SME access to finance. The report concludes with recommendations for priority issues and work areas for the G20 and the GPFI. The report was produced by the SME Finance Forum on behalf of the GPFI.