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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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Unleashing those constrained gazelles

SMEs can and need to play an important role in securing and creating new jobs, if development programmes revert their focus to job creation with the help of effective trainings and restructured access to finance.

Raising management standards in Africa

The inability of African firms to implement management practices that conform to basic international standards is a barrier to enter global markets, depressing their productivity and employment creation potential. An agenda to raise management practices to world standards is desirable, but challenging.

New technologies for SME job creation

Communications-based digital industries have a special model for surviving the familiar SME-killing challenges. Embracing technologies such as the cloud, virtualization, and instant cloning of service platforms, could digital enterprises become the primary engine for sustainable job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Five steps that create inclusive growth through SMEs

Despite being the world’s second fastest-growing region, Africa’s challenge is translating this growth into broad-based improvements in well-being. SMEs development is key to change this.

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