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
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
The Multilateral Investment Fund finances clean energy projects led by small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. MIF’s experience in Latin America highlights some prerequisites for the 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
SME financing cannot be enhanced simply by scaling up volumes of financing. SMEs need to upgrade so that they can meet the eligibility criteria of bankers and other investors. I&P […]Continue Reading