To address challenges faced by MSMEs in accessing business development services (BDS), the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and African Management Institute (AMI) have collaborated to develop national BDS standards and offer business development service providers with training to increase their capacity to serve MSMEs.

About the training

Key Benefits:

  • Align your business development support services to the new BDS standards while gaining insight into the MSMEs market in Uganda
  • Support the sustainable growth of MSMEs you work with
  • Create impact and grow your reach towards more customers and stakeholders
  • Implement effective operational plans to develop and scope robust contracts for funders
  • Manage your finances to grow revenue and reduce wastes
  • Build high performing diverse teams through effective human resource management.
  • Measure progress towards business goals to ensure continual improvement

Training Details

Start Date:

November 2023


2-day In-person training 

Plus 1 year- post programme support


Blended – In Person + Online

Programme Fee:

Full Scholarships to qualified business development support providers

Application Deadline:

October 2023


This training is designed for:

  • Individuals, companies and associations offering business development support services in Uganda
  • Providers of general capacity building services such as training, coaching, business incubation and consulting
  • Women-led, Youth-led & businesses outside Kampala district are encouraged to apply
Years In Business:

Operational for more than 1 year

Business Registration:

Formal registration needed

Internet Enabled:

Willing to work online – i.e. Must have a smartphone/Internet connection to access online tools, courses and online community

About the training journey

This training is based on AMI Growth Model for building organizational capacity and service delivery of BDS

Core topics across the standards drafted include:

About the Partnership

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and African Management Institute (AMI) developed draft national Business Development Services (BDS) standards and will build capacity of BDS providers to serve MSMEs. This intervention is aimed at improving technical support to MSMEs, which are critical for economic growth and job creation.