Promoting Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka - SME TOOLKIT

The SME Toolkit is a tool designed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with the aim of using the latest information and communication technologies to help small and medium enterprises in emerging markets learn sustainable business management practices.

Small businesses are the growth engines of the world’s economies; yet their success rate is not as good as it could be simply because of a lack of access to good business management practices. The SME Toolkit is providing small businesses the information and new collaborative technologies they need, will help them grow and prosper.

Technical Data

Produced by: IFC SME Toolkit & IBM

A film by: CAD Productions

Director: Fernando Casado Cañeque

Photography & Edition Direction: Antonio Rodrigo Paulete

Content Advisor: Johanna Klein

Graphic Design by Iosphera:
Vanessa Knorst
Elzine Aristide
Alix de Roten

Narration: Odette Joannidis



[vimeo][/vimeo] Strengthening SMEs capabilities in Sri Lanka – Trailer: This video shows the results of the partnership of 2008, where the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and Dialog, teamed up to promote the “SME Toolkit,” the free online platform for small business owners.


[vimeo][/vimeo] Introducing social entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and the impact of their work: This video shows the life of a number of social entrepreneurs with economic activities in a situation of post-conflict.


[vimeo][/vimeo] Promoting the role of entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka: Video shot in Sri Lanka with social entrepreneurs creating new opportunities in rural areas