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Growing Small and Medium Enterprises: What Works?

Event Date: 
May 14, 2019
9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online Event
Marketlinks & USAID's Office of Trade & Regulatory Reform


Growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is an important goal for USAID and many donors, but evidence on what works is still emerging. This webinar will be hosted by USAID's Office of Trade & Regulatory Reform as they launch a report, Theories of Change: High-Growth SME Development. Natalie Shemwell of Resonance will present the latest evidence in developing countries organized around theories of change for business management, access to finance, business registration and taxes, market access, and innovation. Ron Ashkin of International Executive Service Corps (IESC) will also discuss USAID/Vietnam's LinkSME activity, designing its theories of change around management consulting and market linkages, and plans for adaptive management using these frameworks.

Join Marketlinks on Tuesday, May 14th at 9 am EDT for a webinar to hear about the latest global evidence and USAID/Vietnam's SME activity plans, and get ideas for how to design or refresh your SME theory of change.


  • Ron Ashkin, International Development Economist
  • Natalie Shemwell, Manager, Resonance
  • Anastasia de Santos, USAID Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (Facilitator)

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