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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)


Given the critical role that micro, small and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) play in emerging markets, interventions designed to support them need to be effective in unlocking innovation, employment and economic growth. Cenfri is exploring several areas of MSME-related work including:

  • Nuanced MSME segmentation
  • Digital transformation of MSMEs
  • Systems mapping (understanding key value-chains as well as the drivers and constraints in the ecosystem)
  • Designing interventions and rethinking insurance to meet MSME needs and better manage the risks they face
  • Technical assistance to the private sector

Sizing the ‘grey economy’: Using geospatial data to uncover the true extent of the MSME sector in emerging markets
The micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector is arguably the biggest employer in many economies, particu [...]
The role of insurance for development
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Strong foundations: Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the [...]
Beyond the numbers: Tailoring insurance cover for MSMEs
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of most economies globally. They are recogni [...]
Smart business intelligence: MYAccounts case study
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic development, but they face chall [...]
Diving into the data
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are recognised globally as a major engine of growth and employment creation. Access to finance is t [...]