UNCTAD seeks to improve financial inclusion and financial literacy in developing economies, and as such has established a project on accounting standards and insurance coverage for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This project provides technical assistance to policymakers and SMEs in developing countries in the design and implementation of accounting, reporting and insurance policies. Starting in January 2015 and concluding in December 2017, the project’s beneficiary countries were Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Gambia and Tanzania. Regional partners include the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union, the Group of Latin American Accounting Standard Setters,  the Association of Latin American Insurance Regulators, and EAFIT University.