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International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) recently rolled out a programme to promote improved corporate and ethical business practices for small businesses in the Mannar and Vavuniya Districts.
The initiative is part of the European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP), funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by five UN agencies and IFC. 

As part of this initiative, workshops were held recently in Mannar and Vavuniya for over 60 participants, focusing on how small businesses could conduct business better and more responsibly to spur their growth.
The seminars were organised by the SLID in partnership with the Mannar District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and Vavuniya District Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The workshop included sessions on responsible business conduct, legal procedures of registering a company and finance, accounting and tax issues faced by small businesses.

“Such comprehensive, custom-made training programmes, delivered in the local language, help entrepreneurs and small business owners improve their corporate governance to operate more efficiently and mitigate risk with safeguards against mismanagement,” said SLID Chief Executive Officer Lilani Perera.
Small businesses in emerging markets generally rely heavily on a few talented people—most often the founders, who dominate the decision-making process. The command-control system is common, strategic and operational decisions occur informally and there are very few written policies. If such companies are well governed, with sound corporate governance principles in place, they will usually outperform other companies and will be able to access different forms of financing easier to help further growth.
Participants at the seminar were also introduced to the IFC Corporate Governance Assessment Tool, a customized tool to help small businesses assess their existing corporate governance practices, based on the universally accepted OECD principles. 
“Improved corporate governance practices contribute to economic development and increases access to capital for small businesses,” said IFC Senior Operations Officer Sri Lanka and Maldives Graeme Harris.

“Increased access to capital encourages new investments, boosts economic growth and provides employment opportunities.”
Such projects form an integral part of the financial and development assistance that is provided through the EU-SDDP with a grand total of EUR 60 million to support the Government of Sri Lanka’s thrust for economic and social development in seven conflict-affected districts covering half a million people. The actions undertaken through this initiative are linked to three focus areas, including support to poverty reduction and provision of basic infrastructure and services for vulnerable populations, support to local economic development and strengthening of local governance.
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