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and programmes have not been as effective as desired. The SADC-DFRC aims to play a pivotal and catalytic role in this area through specially designed SME institutional support programmes to enhance DFIs’ delivery capacity and SMEs support at enterprise level.

As in many a developing country, SMMEs represent a significant proportion of the economy and account for an equally significant level of the employed. Cognisant of this and, similar to infrastructure, policy support for the sector will seek to create a climate conducive to SMME entrepreneurial development and growth.