The MSE Resilience Measurement

Navigating Challenges: Assessing MSE Resilience in Mexico


This brief emphasizes the growing need to focus on the resilience of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the face of various challenges, such as economic downturns, inflation, and sickness. The primary objective is to present a framework for assessing MSE resilience, particularly in the Mexican context, and to present the findings of the survey conducted to understand the drivers of resilience levels and to validate the framework’s accuracy.

The brief defines resilience as the ability of MSEs to withstand and recover from shocks like economic downturns and health crises. It underlines the multi-dimensional nature of resilience and the importance of measuring it for multiple stakeholders, from the private sector to development organizations.