Author: Ayeona Hopkins

Emerging market businesses that lack formal compliance processes suffer twice: first from inefficiency and then from losing out on beneficial partnerships. While companies in emerging markets are becoming formal businesses in increasing numbers, there is still a sizable gap between getting a license and paying taxes (the minimum definition of “formal”) and following the internal… Read More

The coronavirus pandemic is a complex, multifaceted crisis. In addition to the devastating human toll, the pandemic has quickly put many businesses at risk of permanent closure. As government stimulus funding around the world has shored up the balance sheets of large and well-connected businesses, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have remained especially vulnerable…. Read More