Private sector development is crucial for growth, development and employment creation in Africa. Recognition of this is evident in donor support programmes which are increasingly targeting the private sector. This study examines how one type of Japanese support, the one-village one-product (OVOP) approach, fits with other donor approaches and how it relates to the development of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). It also presents some preliminary findings from Malawi’s experience of OVOP.
Kiyoto Kurokawa, Fletcher Tembo and Dirk Willem te Velde