The SMME COVID-19 Policy Support Database has been developed to achieve three purposes:
- To collate all SMME-related COVID-19 government policy responses taken by countries globally in a pre-organised and easy-to-use database,
- To advance a responsive platform from which decision-makers can rapidly draw analyses and inform policy design for the SMME sector, and
- To provide policy-makers with succinct and informative SMME policy benchmarks that are contextualised by country.
The database was developed through a widespread and rigorous search of existing sources of information and data on country policy responses to COVID-19. It is maintained by ACE and the Research Unit at DPME to inform further rapid evidence assessments to support agile policy-making in the context of COVID-19.
A joint evidence-informed decision-making effort by: