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Financial inclusion for MSMEs and women’s economic empowerment

Financial inclusion for MSMEs and women’s economic empowerment

The importance of micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in national economies is well known, as well as is their global impact, since, by number, they dominate the world business stage. But notwithstanding the wide acknowledgment of MSMEs’importance to national economies, they still face difficulties that need to be addressed, such as informality, low productivity, and limited access to finance. When Argentina, with the support of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), decided in 2017 to present a resolution to the General Assembly of the United Nations establishing June 27 as MSMEs Day, the idea behind it was to showcase the importance of these enterprises in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and raise awareness about the difficulties these enterprises face.

Restructuring for Resilience: Europe Post COVID-19

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True Equitable Embodiment

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Launch of the ICSB 2020 Global MSMEs Report

Launch of the ICSB 2020 Global MSMEs Report

Upon spending time considering and analyzing the pre-existing conditions, especially those that have been exploited due to the stress of COVID-19, at our MSMEs Day Celebration today, we feel prepared to continue the conversation.

To dive deeper into the individual facets of MSME realities, we must create platforms that uplift and highlight MSMEs. We are beyond excited to announce that we will have released our 2020 ICSB Global MSMEs Report. This compilation not only expands our discussion, but it also provides us with a physical representation of our community. Within the pages of the Global MSMEs Report, our community’s members share their stories, be that in the form of their research or their experience. This report represents the true diversity and uniqueness in entrepreneurial activity and small business perspectives dependent on location.

MESSAGE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES DAY

MESSAGE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES DAY

Micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) represent around
70 per cent of global employment and provide essential opportunities, often for
the most vulnerable, including women and youth. They also make up nearly half of the GDP in developing countries, playing a critical role in advancing shared prosperity.

The International Council for Small Business announces the theme and start of the Celebration of and Action for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises on 27 June

The International Council for Small Business announces the theme and start of the Celebration of and Action for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises on 27 June

Celebration of and Action for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day are a United Nations Name Day, which was established in 2017. The day, June 27th is meant to demonstrate global support of MSMEs. MSMEs are the most significant contributors to local and global economies. However, they are often much forgotten and oppressed by restrictive policies and unsupported responses in times of need. MSMEs Day seeks to be both a moment of applause for the work that MSMEs do and a moment to gather for future planning to better promote the smaller economic units in the world.

JOURNALS

A Tribute to Professor David Smallbone

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World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close

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JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and COVID-19, social injustice, human rights, and economic growth. Incorporating the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into society’s fabric is essential for just and equitable sustainable development for all. The SDGs purpose is to stimulate everyone, from governments, businesses, NGOs, citizens, and other stakeholders, to accelerate actions that benefit the people and the planet, by fostering actions and partnerships at all levels, so no one is left behind. And since MSMEs are the foundation of our economies and society, they are at the critical leading edge of the UN’s sustainable development initiative.

WATCH MSME DAY 2019

Watch the latest MSME day at the UN on unlocking the potential of MSMEs to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

Thanks to the initiative of the ICSB, the United Nations declared June 27 as Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.  LEARN MORE>

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 ABOUT ICSB

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business. Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields through publications, programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications.

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