Last week, DFID published its private sector strategy. Like us, DFID recognised that small businesses are a vital source of jobs in poor countries.
It’s not a difficult or technical economic issue – small businesses provide jobs, income and self-respect for millions of poor men, and especially women. It’s even simpler, if someone can make a cartoon of it:
More needs to be done, spending on support for small businesses is still too small, their needs are not prioritised in strategies to develop poor country economies and their voice is still too weak to change this reality.
If you want to help change this – CAFOD’s Think small campaign needs your support.
(And if you want to have the more technical debates, our Thinking Small report is here.