Supporting Small Business in Developing Countries: which programmes work and why?

SMEreport

Remarkably little is known about which SME support programmes work and why. Much of this support is focused on two areas: providing financial loans to SMEs, and advocating general reforms to the investment climate, which mainly benefits larger enterprises, including multinational companies, rather than SMEs. Other support programmes are often neglected. This report challenges these approaches and suggests alternative support policies.

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