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Mapping SME development on AfDB programmes

Genesis Analytics completed a major review of the African Development Bank’s support strategies for small- and medium-sized businesses. This was the first project to leverage our new Francophone and African Development Bank liaison office.

The project team mapped the various AfDB programmes, initiatives, projects, funds, instrument and delivery channels aimed at MSME development, and reviewed the AfDB’s internal operations by instrument, channel, target segment and donor partners.

The report provided to the board highlighted the range of SME activities supported by the bank, benchmarked the bank’s operating model and support instruments to those used by other development finance institutions, and reviewed the effectiveness of the support operations.

The report provided valuable guidance on how to change the partner institutions that the bank works with, and how to adjust its interventions in the light of the digital transformation taking place on the continent.

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