What We Do


The Challenges Group offers a range of operational, implementation, and advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises. These include business development, market assessments, commercial linkages, impact evaluation, investment readiness, and project management.

Within urban centers, we continue to support banks, insurers, manufacturers, and other businesses to design new products and services, with our networks and expertise providing invaluable insights and highlighting opportunities within the SME business landscape.


We also offer a range of programmes focused on learning and development and increasing market access for SMEs.

We partnered with the Chartered Management Institute to deliver accredited CMI training courses that will enable individuals to grow as business leaders. We give people the skills they need to become job creators and make a positive economic impact upon their communities.

We have also led multi-agency commercial initiatives in rural communities, such as in Rwanda where we’re enabling seven coffee co-operatives to access global markets, and in Malawi where we’re establishing commercial hubs to better balance supply chains and improve conditions for farmers.

Get in touch with one of our country teams