Bangkok, Thailand
August 30, 2012 - September 01, 2012

The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (map)
Washington, United States
November 30, 2011

The SME Initiative hosted its First Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and SME Development on November 30, 2011. Co-hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund, this event brought together over 130 researchers, practitioners and policymakers focused on entrepreneurship and SMEs in emerging markets. Presentations on past and ongoing research studies covered a range of topics related to access to managerial human capital, access to finance, and job creation with evidence from a number of countries, including Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru and Sri Lanka.
Cambridge, United States
September 16, 2011

IPA’s SME Initiative held its first Working Group – a full-day event brought together 41 researchers, practitioners and donors to discuss early-stage research and potential new projects pertaining to SME policy and entrepreneurship.  The Working Group provided an opportunity for affiliates of the SME Initiative to share their work, discuss potential areas for collaboration, and network with others active in the SME space.