Enterprise Development & Microfinance

Connecting practice and research

ISSN 1755-1978 (Print) | 1755-1986 (Online)

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Since 1990, Enterprise Development & Microfinance (EDM) has offered practice-based insights into the role of markets, enterprises and financial services in reducing poverty and stimulating economic development. This peer-reviewed journal, at the interface between research and practice, publishes papers written by researchers for the benefit of practice and those written by practitioners to inform research and policy. EDM encourages critical thinking on how market systems can be more inclusive and sustainable, with concrete implications for designing, implementing, and evaluating business support programmes. EDM is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, donors, policymakers, and finance specialists engaged in market-related activities involving poor people in the global South. 

The coverage includes but is not restricted to:
• Financial inclusion (inclusive financial services and products)
• Emerging financing models (impact investment, responsible finance, social lending)
• Value chain analysis and development
• Inclusive business models
• Equity (gender, youth, marginalized) in access to financial services and value chains
• Political and regulatory framework for SME development and financial services
• ICT for business development and financial services
• Sustainability standards 
• Advisory services for SMEs
• Impact assessment

Contributions to EDM may include:
• Research article: original development-relevant research, peer-reviewed, up to 6000 words
• Perspectives from the field: ideas and experiences on entrepreneurship in developing countries, peer-reviewed, up to 4000 words
• Editorial: reflections on the state of market-oriented research and development practice
• Crossfire: debate between experts on the unknowns, dilemmas, and tensions in microfinance and enterprise development
• Book review: critical thoughts on relevant books and manuscripts

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EDM is abstracted and indexed by: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Scopus, EBSCO, Genamics, CABI, and Meta.

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“One of the few places to link to real hands-on experience in the nitty-gritty of growing and financing small firms. A journal combining academic rigor with a strong practical dimension. One of the few I still take time to read cover to cover!”
Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum, International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC

"EDM provides accessible and practical research findings relevant for development practitioners.  Successful development projects are informed by knowledge of what works and why, but operational staff rarely have the time or resources to undertake rigorous analysis. EDM brings together researchers and practitioners to increase the impact of interventions."
Karen Brooks, Director CGIAR research program Policies, Institutions and Markets, CGIAR, Washington, DC

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