Empowering communities and promoting self-reliance through enterprise-driven development
FMI was originally founded to assist private sector firms in frontier markets, and this enterprise-driven ethos remains at the core of our development work. For nearly three decades, FMI has viewed private enterprise as the driving force behind sustainable growth, and the single most reliable means to improve livelihoods, strengthen communities, and accelerate self-reliance. FMI’s private sector engagement work seeks to harness the unique capabilities of the private sector and channel these resources to address problems that cannot be solved solely by donor or government intervention. This includes collaborating with a range of banks and financial institutions, investors, SMEs, corporations, NGOs, and CSOs to achieve scalable results through market-oriented solutions. FMI has assisted thousands of local businesses to improve their operations and create permanent jobs, has implemented comprehensive training programs to improve firm and workforce competitiveness, and has created strategic private sector linkages that promote knowledge and capital transfer to developing markets.