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Guide to the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

This primer provides a quick reference on the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, a landmark legislation that defines the current national policy to promote, support, strengthen and encourage the growth and development of MSMEs.

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Strategises to Increase Access to Markets for Women-Owned SMES in South Africa
In South Africa, there is a $49 billion unmet financing demand for women entrepreneurs. Corporations and banks can collaborate with women-owned enterprises and provide solutions to bridge the financial gap. In this IFC fact sheet, learn the key challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, how partners are collaborating for progress and ideas for...
Toolkit: Policy Making for an Inclusive Financial System
As of 2018, the number of countries publicly committed to promoting financial inclusion tops 90 and continues to grow. Many of these countries’ financial regulators and supervisors are explicitly tasked with implementing policies and strategies on financial inclusion (I) alongside their core responsibilities for promoting micro- and...
The Ideal SME Finance Deal
Tips and tools are revealed on how SMEs should approach seeking finance along with strategies to improve their success with gaining finance. Utilizing online resources and guides can help SMEs learn more about alternative finance options. “Industry associations such as the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation, as well as local...
Small Business Community Impact
In this report, Peak B examines the impact SMEs have on communities. According to the report, 90 percent of small businesses believe small businesses should support community organizations. The report highlights the value of SMEs and their support towards: charities, schools, special interest groups, sports clubs, the homeless and food banks. Key...
Fintech for Social Good
A special report, Fintech for Social Good, has been released as a follow-up to the Financial Inclusion in the Developing World 2018 Q2 report by Deep Knowledge Analytics. The report is focusesd on the following key elements as it relates to non-commercial activities: The work being done by non-profits, governmental organizations, NGOs and...
10 Reasons to be Optimistic that Full Financial Inclusion is Possible through Digital Payments
Continuing to advance financial inclusion by facilitating access to digital financial services is a vital element in tackling inequality, improving prosperity, and empowering individuals worldwide – a fact recognized by its prominence on the global private and public sector agenda. The UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, a partnership of...
 EIF Interactive Map of Supported SMEs
The new EIF interactive map lets you search for businesses supported by EU-financing in your neighborhood. This map indicates the location of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have benefited from EU financial support through EIF-managed financial instruments. The map is indicative and based on reports received from financial...
Entrepreneur's Solutions Playbook
Playing the game is one thing. Winning is another. In the real world of day-to-day business, sometimes you'll need quick-hitting, easy-to-follow advice. Take a page from the entrepreneur playbook for solutions to today's startup from getting started to working with clients, and more.
Small Business Solutions Center
Playing the game is one thing. Winning is another. In the real world of day-to-day business, sometimes you'll need quick-hitting, easy-to-follow advice