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The SME Toolkit is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and is available in multiple languages through local partners around the world.

The mission of IFC ( is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses.

The IFC SME Solutions Centers are a key component of IFC’s support for small and medium sized enterprises in Africa. The centers promote access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in the region complemented by specific capacity building services. Pilot initiatives are currently active in Kenya and Madagascar.

A One-Stop Shop

The SME Solutions Centers deliver an integrated package of small business-focused services under one roof. They support small and medium sized enterprises at different stages of business development to enable them to improve their business processes, human resources, structures, and products and services. As part of this process, participating enterprises graduate to a point where they are able to access finance through the SME Solutions Centers and, ultimately, from existing traditional financial institutions.

An Integrated Package

By leveraging both internal and partner resources, the SME Solutions Centers provide the following core package of products to small and medium sized businesses:



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