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Oct 20, 2020
Kanayo Awani , Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative, Afreximbank
Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) account for over 90 percent of firms worldwide and about 70 percent of Africa’s industrial fibre. SMEs contribute significantly to employment and serve as a…
Judith Tyson

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Aug 05, 2020
The Covid-19 virus has caused a convulsive shock to the global economy. There remains considerable uncertainty around the pathway of the pandemic, the means and speed of any economic recovery and…
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Jul 21, 2020
The Specificities of the ANSEJ Mechanism in Favour of VSE/SMEs in Algeria  Since its introduction in 1996, the regulatory instrument governing the operation of the “ANSEJ” mechanism (National Youth…
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Jul 06, 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up most of the economic fabric of developed countries. These entities must also have a strong place in developing economies, because they create wealth…
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Jun 22, 2020
Edward Obiko , Senior Analyst in Digital Financial Services, MicroSave Consulting
Peter Charagu , Business Analyst in the Digital FInancial Services, MicroSave Consulting
It is a new week and month. Miriam rises in the morning, prints 20 copies of her résumé, and ventures into the city of Nairobi. She plans to drop her resume at different companies within the Central…
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Patrick Ball

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Jun 08, 2020
Edmund Higenbottam , Managing Director
Patrick Ball , Director, Verdant Capital
Restricted access to finance for SMEs remains a roadblock to growth for economies worldwide. Economies across the African continent remain no different: in South Africa, where SMEs are estimated to…