3ie Systematic Review 25

Business support for small and medium enterprises in low- and middle-income countries

3ie Systematic Review 25, 2016

This systematic review by Piz et al. looks at measures of performance of small businesses (SMEs) including revenues, profits, and productivity, as well as the firms’ ability to generate employment and their labour productivity. The review suggests that offering business support to SMEs improves their performance, their ability to create jobs, their labour productivity and their ability to invest, on average.

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