How the state and private sector can partner to boost support to SMEs: Lessons from Chile & Malaysia
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This report looks at how state and private sector can partner to:
- Provide incubation services.
- Improve access to finance – through credit guarantees, the promotion of angel investment networks and venture capital.
- Promote innovation by attracting foreign entrepreneurs.
The report also considers e-procurement as an alternative to set-asides, when it comes to boosting state procurement from small and medium enterprises.
The report is primarily concerned with three countries (Chile and Malaysia and the lessons both countries offers for South Africa). But the issues discussed offer valuable insights for other countries as well.