A Study on Environment as an Aspect of M/SME Policy Development in Egypt
The role of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (M/SMEs) is crucial to the development and growth of any given economy. Once considered to be remnants of traditional sectors, M/SMEs, and their development, have now become the focus of initiatives aimed at creating growth and employment in developing countries. In this context, and as part of the efforts played by the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Policy Development Project (SMEPoL) in collaboration with the Government of Egypt (GOE) to develop, as well as to enhance the working environment in which M/SMEs operate, and create enabling policies for SMEs to grow, this report is assessing the current status of M/SMEs’ environmental practices in Egypt and what environment sensitive M/SMEs policies should be developed and/or enforced. Environment is one of the three crosscutting themes to be considered in SMEPol Project and CIDA.
A copy of the study could be obtained from the website of the “Small and Medium Enterprises Development Unit” under the URL http://www.sme.gov.eg/Jan_publications/Environment_EN.pdf