Through Private Sector Development, MSM supports fragile communities and regions in emerging countries towards decent work and livelihoods. Therefore Private Sector Development (PSD) plays an important part in the field of (local) economic development. In order to foster growth, promote equality and reduce poverty a healthy private sector is required. Research of staff and students focus on issues often related to for example: innovative finance, chain and cluster development, international trade, entrepreneurship, sustainable investments and taxation policies. All these topics are applied to regions and countries in emerging markets and provide us insight on best and smal practices on private sector development topics in emerging countries.