Emerging issues and debates in the reform of the business environment for small enterprise development
it is less easy to attribute new growth to particular reforms. To counter this, a number of tools are being developed to measure and compare the business environment in different countries. It is also apparent that strong domestic institutions are needed to carry out effective ongoing reform
programmes, and that new skills are needed among the donor community if it is to provide sound advice and add value to domestically driven reform programmes. These and other challenges are outlined in this article and are being discussed at a conference of the Donor Committee for Small Enterprise
Development in Cairo in November.