Research Reports

SMEs dominate our economic landscape. Over 90% of economic establishments are SMEs, contributing 40% to GDP, and 30% to exports (excluding Services Sector). These SMEs hold immense potential for catalyzing SME growth in the country. Studying SMEs' unique characteristics and challenges is, therefore, important to develop a sound understanding of the sector and targeted support mechanisms. For this purpose, Research, Regulatory Insight & Advocacy Assistance for SMEs (RRI&A), a project of SMEDA has been launched to conduct research on various aspects of SMEs with the following core objectives:

  • To conduct high-quality research studies/surveys for developing evidence-based policies and programs for SME development in the country.
  • To develop a technical position and policy papers to design and develop demand-based programs and products for SME facilitation.
  • To identify potential sectors for value addition and investment mobilization.
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