"Mopping up wealth & power is a basic human instinct.
So, only the businesses with meagre profitability or logistic issue laden ones or last mile service providers would always be left for the small entrepreneurs. IPR based business is different…"
"In my not so wildest dreams, I still envision mega businesses for the poor. MSMEs have their rightful place in the relentless fight against poverty. But my gut feel tells me there is major business group out there capable of making a huge dent in…"
"Engaging small-scale enterprises is important to lift them out of poverty. By understanding value chains of their products, ones (government, donor) can help to upgrade their position in the value chains.For example one of CIFOR' project in…"
"A measure: I mrant more than basic needs( food, shelter & clothing) would mean improved livelihoods for example if the microentrepreneur couldn't afford medical insurance then but they can do so now."
"I quite agree with Alexander, in that the private sector alone cannot provide all the financial resources needed. However, corporations can review their value chains and pick out opportunities that can be the medium of engagement with a chosen…"
I appreciate how hard it is in your context and would like to put you in touch with our team who are taking a systemic approach that mobilises actors (big, small, public, private, pwoerful and marginalised) to identify blockages…"
"We've also had experiences where we have needed to 'invest' in MSE capacity prior to them being considered as a potential partner for a larger business. For example we worked with a tomato processing company and farmers under this…"
"To all of those who have commented and contributed here I would like to thank you for your time and input.
Micro-economic reform and gender equality are important in the work that we undertake in Zimbabwe.
It is difficult to attract funding from…"
"... and the process of recognising onself as an entrepreneur can itself be empowering. One of our partners in Myanmar is doing some fascinating work with small-scale farmers and has given them the option of moving into organic farming and then…"
"Zunaed, i agree with you. Government should not be left out as it has the overall responsibility of developin the private sector. But i think it is also important to bring on board other players if we have to be more effective."
"A measure of impact that MSMEs have brought would be number of people or entrepreneurs in this case that have improved their livelihood over the programme or project period: could be the microentrepreneur was living in a grass thatched house before…"
"I agree that there may be differeneces beyween the needs of 'survivalist' and 'opportunity' entrepreneurs.... but all too often the very small-scale or survivalist businsses are written off as hopeless and unproductive and…"
"Poverty reduction is at the heart of our economic development strategic framwork. The evidence tells us that no country has been able to eradicate poverty without sustained economic growth. But it is not growth alone. Policies and investments…"
"I think opportunity entreprenuers need support that will help them take off. They are likely to know and appreciate why they are in business and what they wwant to achieve in business. So their training must help them grow from where they are. On…"