In accordance with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy Prime Minister, the SMEs Development Board (SDB) was established in 2017. It aims to coordinate the efforts of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, Economic Development Board (EDB), Labor Fund -Tamkeen, Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to foster the growth of the micro enterprises, develop SMEs to create more jobs for the citizens and increase its contribution to GDP.
Within this framework, an Integrated Tasks Plan, has been established for the SDB over the next five years. It tracks specialized theme in the following areas:
- Access to Finance.
- Access to Market.
- Streamline Business Environment.
- Foster Skill Development.
- Foster Innovation.