Eswatini MAP SME Roadmap 2018 Report

The Eswatini Making Access Possible (MAP) for Growth: Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Roadmap lays out a vision and implementation framework for the development of the SME sector in Eswatini. This Roadmap only focuses on SMEs, at the exclusion of micro enterprises. This was in recognition that even though micro enterprises are critical as a major contributor towards livelihoods, they are unlikely to bring about meaningful impact in economic growth, hence the focus on SMEs. The diagnostic assessment was conducted in 2018, utilising data from the FinScope Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Eswatini Survey 2017, demand-side qualitative analysis, a supply-side data analysis, and a regulatory/policy landscape assessment.