Can the AfCFTA Boost Access to Credit for SMEs

By TALLA Belder Carynthon|2022-02-28T10:44:57+00:00November 18th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The financing gap for businesses in Africa is well recognized. Small firms, especially, face challenges accessing finance (Hope, 2019). SMEs account for up to 90% of businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and lack of access to finance has been shown to have a significant, negative effect on employment growth in African SMEs (Quartey, 2017)