Small Business Impact Report

Advocacy and know-how

The EBRD plays an important advocacy role to help promote SME development and raise the voice of small businesses. The EBRD has informed several policy initiatives and strengthened institutions. For example, we published a study aimed at assisting the lawmakers and regulators within the area of crowdfunding. The EBRD supports the Turkish Chambers of Commerce in boosting their resources to serve refugee-led businesses and host communities, and build the capacity of other business organisations in Mongolia, Tunisia and Uzbekistan. The EBRD also contributes to the flagship SME Policy Index for the Western Balkans and Turkey. We offer a voice to small businesses in the EBRD-supported Investment Councils from Albania to Tajikistan. And lastly, in Belarus the EBRD has supported state-owned enterprises with their privatisation process.