On World MSME Day we at UNCTAD salute the many courageous entrepreneurs who every day take the leap and start a business.
We all need to invest in entrepreneurs and small businesses in the developing world to stimulate growth in these economies. This means investment from both business and government.
Bolstering a country’s economy is not only about courting big global companies. It is also about supporting home-grown business owners by providing the education, infrastructure, policies and regulations they need.
So today we also call on governments and corporations to do their part and invest in critical areas that help small businesses become better, stronger and more productive and sustainable.