Enabling Business Environment

The business enabling environment (BEE) work of SEDIN focusses on the removal of constraints in the business regulatory and institutional environment to make the business climate friendlier, less cumbersome and easy to comply with for MSMEs. The BEE intervention is posed to facilitate and promote reforms targeted at strengthening the capacities of stakeholders (both public and private sector) to better advocate, initiate and implement reforms that result in improved performance of MSMEs, increase income and employment generation. The Business enabling environment reforms operates on four thematic areas: Land Administration: obtaining construction permit; Company registration, Taxation, enforcement of contracts: Commercial dispute resolution. Owing to the overarching goal(s) of the project, our work serves as a lynchpin between the private sector (business community/MSMEs) and government agencies as they jointly work together through the process of initiation of reforms, trainings and public private dialogue. Basically, BEE support approach on all thematic areas are structured in similar pattern which includes supporting both parties with evidence of the problem and proper diagnosis of the problem (research), providing platforms for dialogue and facilitating a meaningful discourse (Public-Private Dialogue – PPD), enhancing capacity to deliver reforms (technical support and trainings) and increasing awareness on reforms. This support approach is explained further in the diagram below