Theory of Change

We are convinced that inclusive economic growth is one of the primary drivers of change in low income countries.

We believe that the development of SMEs is critical to achieve sustainable development. Businesses create employment and generate income, and are therefore key to reducing poverty.

In developing countries, the small business sector is relatively under-served, resulting in what is known as the “missing middle”. By supporting the emergence of an effective, attractive and viable ecosystem of SME development services, we can help build SME capacity, improve their productivity and sustainability, and extend their access to markets and finance. In this way we leverage our resources to create positive change.