Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Competitiveness Project

This project was initiated to increase productivity and employment in SMEs through 3 components namely: access to finance, improved business environment and strengthened enterprise skills and markets linkages to meet the demands of SMEs. The achievements include: access to finance component developed new financial products for SMEs such as Asset Financing, receipt warehousing, weather insurance, credit referencing, deposit taking by Micro Financial Institutions and Cooperative Societies and two financial access (Finances) studies were undertaken. Under the strengthening enterprise skills and market linkages component, over 47 pilot projects were undertaken in the cotton, coffee, leather and pyrethrum value chains thereby increasing productivity and competitiveness through implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and certification of co-operatives. The pilot value chain matching grant, through the various Apex committees created in the identified value chains resulted into establishment of the Cotton Development Authority (CODA) and the Kenya Leather Development Council.

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