We have launched a COVID-19 Tracker, The survey themes include health and risk behaviours, food security, income, work and job security, personal safety concerns, and access to government and community support. www.covid19tracker.africa
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. MSMEs have the potential in contributing to the economic growth agenda and FMT prioritises MSMEs as a target group.
- Promoting access to finance
- Improving access to markets and infrastructure
- Improving entrepreneurship and business skills
- Improving value chain operation
- and developing business clusters
Through the MSME Making Access Possible (MAP) framework, an evidence-based Strategy to support MSME’s is developed for countries. The process identifies dominant sectors, sizes the value of the sector, assesses blockages to growth for the MSME’s in the sectors, and supports the development of the country plan.
Early in 2021 FinMark Trust, with support from the FCDO, set out to understand the effects of the pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Botswana with a telephonic Business Pulse survey and qualitative interviews.
Digitisation of Financial Products for Cross-Border Traders
Informal cross border trade is important to the food security, supply of basic medical goods, as well as the livelihoods of millions. Find out more about the key corridors between SA and 5 key countries.