There is now universal agreement on the crucial role of SMEs – which comprise the bulk of businesses in developing countries – particularly in creating jobs. Nevertheless, there are many […]Continue Reading
African SMEs often lack the funding to put formal CSR policies in place, but doing so could help them to achieve greater economic success and boost their impact on development. […]Continue Reading
Ensuring that Africa can feed itself by 2050 and contribute to the increasing global demand for food will require well-targeted coordination and collaboration between governments, donors, entrepreneurs, the Continue Reading
Healthcare demand in Africa cannot be fully met by the public sector. Substantial investment will be needed to meet the growing demand – largely from low and middle-income households, which […]Continue Reading
Is it still possible to envisage SME development in Africa without providing technical assistance as well as financial investment? After all, it is thanks to technical assistance programmes that private […]Continue Reading
There are of course considerable differences between African countries, but these financing constraints still remain the biggest stumbling block to the development of these companies on the continent.
SME access to financing remains more limited in Africa than elsewhere in the world. Continue Reading
Donors must not simply focus on adopting strategies based on providing financing, they must also focus on demand. One of the reasons why it is difficult for SMEs to access […]Continue Reading