MICRO ENTERPRISES SUPPORT PROGRAMME TRUST

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BSPS-Business Services Programme Support

Component Objective

The component is designed to address competitiveness constraints of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME) in selected value chains in order to increase market access for Kenyan producers and enterprises, with particular emphasis on rural producers, women and youth. It follows a comprehensive approach to strengthen selected agricultural and manufacturing value chains. It will be implemented by the Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT).

The component objective is “to increase access to markets for MSMEs in selected value chains. It contributes to the development objective of the Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS) II by improving the competitiveness of producers and businesses leading to increased production and employment. It fits with the objectives and priorities of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Private Sector Development Strategy, and supports the recommendations of the Report of the Africa Commission of 2009.

Budget

 The total budget contribution is DKK 125 million to cover costs related to facilitation grants, area-based market development activities, research and capacity building of financial institutions, to fund a loan guarantee scheme, to cover activity-related staff, operational costs and management fees of the implementing agency as well as two international Danida advisers.