The EIB Group’s Evaluation Division and the Luxembourgish association for evaluation and forecast (SOLEP) are pleased to invite you to a seminar of interest to policymakers, researchers, evaluation practitioners, representatives of national and European associations and public institutions, private enterprises, NGOs and students interested in the topic.
Credit guarantee schemes played a central role in response to the COVID-19 recession. The seminar will present recent findings from both evaluation and research works on whether these instruments have facilitated the survival of SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis. The French court of Auditors (Lorraine Aeberhardt and Mathilde Lignot-Leloup) will present the evaluation of the State-guaranteed loans (PGE) implemented in France between March 2020 and March 2022. The EIF (Julien Brault) will present a review of the existing empirical evidence on the impact of credit guarantee schemes, including EU guarantee instruments between 2002 and 2016. The presentations will be followed by a discussion between the presenters and the audience, moderated by Aron Gereben (Evaluation division of EIBG).