The training market for MSEs in developing countries
Training is commonly regarded as a BDS which it is difficult to provide sustainably since MSEs are unwilling to pay the full costs. This article takes the starting point of private sector training which is provided without public subsidy, and draws out some lessons about how this operates and covers its costs. The author then examines the demand side of MSEs as trainees, to identify major key obstacles for market development. Finally, a hypothetical model is suggested for the development of a training market for MSEs, which leads to key recommendations for future interventions.