Knowledge base

This section of the website provides a wide range of information and current research relating to MSME policy. It describes common institutional arrangements and conceptualizations of MSMEs, and organizes material related to MSME policymaking under several broad themes. The information presented here is largely taken from ESCAP’s publication “Policy Guidebook for MSME Development in Asia and the Pacific (2nd Edition).”

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Background and Institutional Framework
General Economic Policies Influencing MSMEs
Developing MSME Competitiveness
Developing MSME Sustainability
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