Closing the Gap: Identifying Key Challenges for the Missing Middle SMEs in Francophone West Africa

Ekta Jhaveri
28 Feb 2018

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries face a classic conundrum when it comes to securing finance. Most constitute the “missing middle,” as they are considered too big for microfinance institutions (MFIs) and too small or risky for traditional finance providers such as commercial banks. This dilemma is well known, but to truly solve it, we need to know more. To get a deeper understanding of the missing […]