Over US$24.5 billion of development aid is targeted at Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and donor interest is increasing, yet the development benefits of targeting small enterprises are controversial. This page explores the debates in more detail, and lists key resources on the topic.
For more specific resources on adjusting SME development programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the DCED knowledge page on Adjusting PSD interventions in the short term.
- Childcare Solutions for Women Micro and Small Enterprises, DCED, 2022
- Creating Better Business Environments for Micro and Small Enterprises, Technical report, DCED, 2018
- Policies that Promote SME Participation in Public Procurement, DCED, 2017
- Business Development Services for small enterprises: Guiding principles for donor Intervention, DCED, 2001
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