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SMALL MATTERS. Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SMEs

SMALL MATTERS. Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SMEs

This report, by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), examines worldwide evidence of the contribution that the selfemployed and enterprises of different size classes make to total employment. A key finding is that, globally, the self-employed and micro- and small enterprises account for the largest share of total employment.The estimates presented here are based on a new ILO database that draws on national household and labour force surveys from 99 countries in all the world regions except for North America.

The ICSB and the ILO have been collaborating for years on many initiatives dealing with micro-small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). 

Read the report here.
 

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