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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-OECD, “SME Digitalisation to ‘Build Back Better’”, Digital for SMEs (D4SME) Policy Paper, December 2021).

The digitalization of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for inclusive and resilient economies. Despite progress, SMEs face challenges such as lack of information, digital skills gaps, and financial constraints. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital adoption, revealing that digitally mature SMEs responded more efficiently. However, size still influences digital readiness. Governments and private sector initiatives play key roles in supporting SMEs, but there’s a need for targeted policies, especially in recovery plans. Cooperation between public and private sectors is essential to address structural barriers and ensure all SMEs benefit from digitalization.