The SMME research platform is an initiative of Africagrowth Institute (AGI) and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA).  The platform hosts SMME research papers, policy documents, case studies for use by researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers in South Africa and beyond. The main goal of the facility is to stimulate research and policy debates on SMMEs through the use of the database.

The platform is divided into the following categories: working papers, conference papers, journal articles, case studies, and reports. The platform is updated on a quarterly basis, and AGI and SEFA have made this information freely available to the public and interested organisations.