Jonathan Lange was the AfDB’s Africa SME Programme Coordinator, until May 2019. This program aims to increase access to finance for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses across Africa. Before joining the AfDB, Jonathan spent several years in Tunisia, where he worked as director of an American development NGO and as a professor of accounting and finance. Jonathan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant.
African SMEs have the potential to provide jobs for their working-age youth. Yet there are key impediments – access, risk, regulation and acumen – to them receiving financing. Addressing the […]Continue Reading