Many people in developing countries are either self-employed or employed in small enterprises (roughly ten or fewer people). IPA’s research in this area investigates solutions to help these businesses thrive and grow through access to finance, skill-building, and encouraging first-time entrepreneurship.

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In perfectly competitive markets, higher valued agricultural products should translate into higher prices, putting more money in the pockets of farmers.

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Many public and private programs exist with the goal of helping MSMEs succeed and become more productive and competitive.

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are thought to be important drivers of growth in developing economies, but entrepreneurs in these countries face many barriers, including poor access to...