Trade and Industry

Monday, 18 June 2012

How the state and private sector can partner to boost support to SMEs: Lessons from Chile & Malaysia

  • Year: 2012
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Author(s): Stephen Timm

For South Africa, the promotion of small businesses remains key to creating jobs and a more equitable economy. Evidence from Chile and Malaysia – both countries with similar emerging economies as South Africa – reveals that by partnering to provide finance and business support, the government and the private sector can boost support to small businesses. This report builds on key findings by this author in other emerging countries in a 2011 TIPS report, by the same author, titled “How South Africa can boost support to SMEs: Lessons from Brazil and India”.

Mail & Guardian - Learning from Chile and Malaysia