Bridging the Gap


Assessing the SME Market in West Africa

CapitalPlus Exchange / Small Business Banking Network (CapPlus) has contracted Connexus to conduct market research on supply and demand for small and medium enterprise (SME) finance in three West African countries – Senegal, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Connexus paired international and local finance specialists to interview banks engaged in SME finance, as well as to survey 180 SME owners and managers on their specific needs and interests. The findings have been compiled into three country reports that inform a summary report, which will be used by banks to guide their expansion in SME finance.