Webinars - Navigating shocks and crises: a Framework for small firms in developing countries

The ILO’s SME unit, supported by McKinsey & Company, has published a comprehensive framework of policy options to support small firms in developing countries confront shocks. Webinar series based on the findings of the report are organized and will address head-on some of the key challenges that shocks pose to small firms in developing countries and outlines a range of policy options that can help support small firms during such conditions.

News | 27 July 2022
For centuries, businesses have been impacted by shocks and disruptions ranging from recessions and wars to natural disasters, diseases, and political crises. While diverse, these shocks can be grouped into three major categories with different frequencies and impacts on small businesses: economic cycle shocks, catastrophic events, and market-disruption trends. Small businesses tend to be hit particularly hard by shocks and disruptions. There are many well-known reasons why small businesses are less resilient than larger ones, including their difficulty in accessing financing, limited market access, low negotiation ability, deficiencies in managing cash flows, low productivity, limited skills, and capabilities, and intrinsically vulnerable workforce.
Webinar series based on the findings of a report A Framework to support smaller firms navigate crises and build resilience are organized and will address head-on some of the key challenges that shocks pose to small firms in developing countries and outlines a range of policy options that can help support small firms during such conditions.

When:

For the Caribbean Region, on 29 August - 17:00 - 18:00 CET.
Registration Link
https://ilo-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mOKCFnjyRUSr1CuiPZDqUg

For the African Region, on 1 September - 15:00 - 16:00 CET.
Registration link
https://ilo-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xeWwGmoUQU2PBJtvsoYmdw