IPA's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program is pleased to announce its' ninth round of requests for proposals, with the deadline of June 15th, 2015. The program seeks to build a body of evidence on the effectiveness of programs and policies that promote SME growth.
SME Program Research Focus Areas
The three key research areas of interest for the SME Program are:
- Access to Finance
- Human Capital and Skills
- Access to Markets and Information
In addition, there are three cross-cutting themes that are relevant to each of our research areas: economic growth, poverty alleviation & job creation, and social empowerment & gender.