The Institute of Private Enterprise Development Limited (IPED) was incorporated on October 02, 1985 as the Institute of Small Enterprise Development Ltd, a name that was subsequently changed on September 01, 1991 to reflect the current name, IPED commenced operations on April 1, 1986. The Institute is established as a not for profit organization and is recognized as an Institution of National Character as per the Income Tax Act.

Our Belief

The service we provide, as an Institution, must contribute to poverty reduction and wealth creation as such we must employ responsible practices towards our clients and employees at all times.


Improved livelihoods by building sustainable micro and small enterprises


IPED provides business guidance, technical assistance, training and finance to micro and small business entrepreneurs enabling them to build sustainable enterprises.


  • Loans
  • Training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Vending
  • Snackette/Restaurant
  • Rice
  • Poultry
  • Crops
  • Peanuts
  • Cassava
  • Pigs
  • Cattle
  • Agro Processing
  • Sheep And Goat
  • Block Making
  • Barber Shop
  • Hair Salon
  • Mechanic
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Car Wash
  • Apartment Rental
  • Garment Manufacturing
  • Trucking
  • Minibus
  • Taxi
  • Lumber Yard
  • Logging
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Art And Craft
  • Music
  • Private Schools