Operating Banking Institutions

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Corporation (SMEDCO)

Head Office
SEDCO House,
170 Chinhoyi Street,
Telephone: (263-4) 792821- 4
Fax: (263-4) 796228,
Postal Address: Box 4250, Harare, Zimbabwe

Website: www.sedco.co.zw

Type of Bank: Development Finance Institution

Date of Establishment: 1983


The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Corporation (SMEDCO) was formed in 1983 through an Act of Parliament and is a parastatal which falls under the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development. The organization began operations in April 1984. The institution changed its name from Small Enterprises Development Corporation (SEDCO) to Small and Medium Enterprises Development Corporation (SMEDCO) following amendments to the SME Act in February 2014. SMEDCO is a development finance institution which primarily exists to promote the development of micro, small and medium enterprises, and cooperatives in the country, through lending and capacity building.


100% owned by the Government of Zimbabwe

Chairman: Professor Kingston. T. Kajese

Chief Executive Officer: Mrs. Gladys Kanyongo

Auditors : Comptroller and Auditor General

Number of employees: 50

Number of branches : 6