System entry point 3:
Changing patterns of empowerment and agency in Africa
African expertise and capital is leveraged and the needs and potential of local MSMEs acknowledged and prioritised.
Small Foundation is working to place a greater explicit emphasis on a business ecosystem which prioritises the needs of MSMEs, and, in doing so, creating an ecosystem that can serve as engines of rural growth and development. We believe that local expertise must be valued and integrated into decision making on allocation of resources, particularly around investments and service provision.