Research Themes

MSM conducts applied research and policy advocacy in order to promote sustainable development and business in five research focus areas:

  • Educational Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Employability
  • Inclusive Business
  • Leadership
  • Value Chains and Partnerships
  • Private Sector Development

These focus areas are supported by the Research and International Projects and Consultancies Departments.

To increase the uptake of our research by decision-makers various dissemination and policy advocacy initiatives are undertaken including annual conferences and workshop events, publication of journal articles, books, working papers, occasional papers and business briefs. Various research fellows write their own blogs.