SheTrades: Promoting SME Competitiveness in Nigeria

Thanks to a more services-based economy and the prestige associated with women’s entrepreneurship, new opportunities allow Nigerian women to play a more active role in business.

Nigerian businesswomen need support for registration and certification, banking, skills development and flexible work environments. Connecting these entrepreneurs to trade and investment support institutions for training can help bridge the gap. The results of this report build on the ITC small and medium-sized enterprises competitiveness survey and leverage the ITC SheTrades Initiative in-country experience to highlight the barriers to growth for women-owned micro, small and medium-sized firms in Nigeria.