Enhancing Access to Finance and Digital Skills for SMEs in Liberia: REALISE Project Baseline Survey

Good to Know

  1. Women’s Involvement: Women were significantly represented in both surveys, constituting approximately 88.8% of the Market Sector respondents and 82.7% of the Face-to-Face respondents, underscoring their prominent role in Liberia‚Äôs SME sector.

  2. Quality Assurance: High-quality data collection was ensured through meticulous strategies including daily debriefs, spot checks, and extensive training of the survey teams. These measures led to data collection with minimal errors.

  3. Challenges Overcome: The survey teams encountered challenges, such as resistance from some community leaders and challenging weather conditions. Nevertheless, the teams overcame these hurdles through effective problem-solving strategies.