KIPPRA held a dissemination workshop on County Business Environment for MSEs (CBEM) on 29th March 2022. The workshop whose objective was to disseminate findings from the research on “Research Ecosystem Strengthening through the Development of a Framework for County Business Environment for MSEs” was attended by KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi, Mr Joseph Mbeva who represented PS, State Department for Industrialization, representatives from national government, counties and non-state actors.
County Business Environment for MSEs (CBEM) is a framework that provides a tool for monitoring progress in improving the business environment for growth and survival of MSEs. In 2019, KIPPRA developed the first version of CBEM covering four critical thematic areas that support growth and development of micro and small enterprises, including worksites and related infrastructure, market environment, technical capacity, governance and regulatory framework.
KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi in her address to the participants stated that KIPPRA has improved on the CBEM 2019 by extending the work to capture emerging issues affecting MSEs’ business environment, including Internet connectivity within the worksites, trade participation in market environment and participation in policy and regulatory framework formulation. Mr Mbeva who delivered PS State Department for Industrialization’s speech lauded KIPPRA for developing the framework which he said will go along way informing government policy towards improving the business environment for MSEs in the counties.
The dissemination workshop ended with a plenary discussion on different pillars the research covered.