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The Major Bottlenecks of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises' Growth in Ethiopia: An Econometric Analysis

Development of Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs) is one mechanism for alleviating unemployment, especially for women. Ethiopia has developed policy as part of the Growth Transformation and Plan (GTP) to develop MSEs to generate employment at th...

The Role of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in the Ethiopian Economy, Government Intervention and Alternative Strategies: A CGE Analysis

Given the fact that Micro and Small scale enterprises (MSEs) are high on the Ethiopian government’s agenda for mid-term growth and transformation plan (GTP), this study aims to investigate the major contributions and the potential of this sector...

Strengthening Social Protection in the Informal Sector through CBMS: Case of the Communes of Diébougou (Province of Bougouriba), Koper (Province of Ioba) and To (Province of Sissili)

Burkina Faso has experienced the implementation of several social safety net programs to promote access to basic social services and employment of disadvantaged social strata, and to reduce the effects of exogenous shocks. These programs are base...

The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Reducing Unemployment and Poverty in Ethiopia

Despite the country’s success in economic growth and poverty reduction over the past decade, income inequality and unemployment remain formidable challenges in Ethiopia. According to the 2014 Central Statistics Authority report, average urban un...

The Impact of Trade Reforms on Employment and Wellbeing in Senegal

The results of this study indicate that the Senegalese economy faces problems due to lower profits linked to a lack of competitiveness in many of the country’s economic sectors. As such, the research team strongly recommends that support policies ...

Challenges and Prospects of Entrepreneurship Development and Job Creation for Unemployed Youth: Evidence from Addis Ababa and DireDawa City Administrations, Ethiopia

Almost 90 percent of the world’s youth are residents in countries where they can hardly access adequate education, capital, paid employment and health services. As the size of the younger population in Africa steadily swells to account to being th...

Impact of Mining and Oil Boom on the Labour Market and Economic Development in Niger

This paper analyzes the impacts of mining and petroleum sector expansion on economic growth and the labour market through allocation policies. We use a static CGE (computable general equilibrium) model based on PEP 1-1 with some modifications. T...

Rural Non-Farm Engagement and Agriculture Commercialization in Ghana: Complements or Competitors?

We used an endogenous switching probit and a generalized structural equation model (GSEM) to assess the effect of non-farm participation on householders’ decisions to sell and on the level of commercialization of agricultural goods in Ghana. For...

Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda

Poverty is different for children than for adults. This becomes very clear when we listen to children themselves talking about their experiences of poverty. The importance of effectively measuring child poverty is underlined by the fact that its ...

Estimating the Impact on Poverty of Ghana's Fuel Subsidy Reform and a Mitigating response

Governments across Africa have faced increasing challenges to maintain fuel subsidies over recent years. In Ghana, in the face of a near 12% fiscal deficit in 2012, their burgeoning cost has drawn attention to questions of fiscal sustainability as...

Analyse de l’impact de la hausse mondiale des prix et des politiques de réponse du gouvernment sur la pauvreté / Analysis of the impact of the global rise in prices and government policy reforms on poverty

This research analyzes the impact of the rising food prices of 2008-2009 and the policy reforms implemented by Togo, on poverty, vulnerability, inequality and children. Using a partial equilibrium model and panel data, we show that the rising fo...

Entrepreneurs' Attitudes Toward Risk in Micro and Small Enterprises: Evidence from Urban Ethiopia

The attitudes toward risk of women and men entrepreneurs in micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) are analyzed, and the factors that influence attitude toward risk of MSE owners are investigated. The empirical analysis first uses the moment-based ...

How VAT Reductions on Capital Commodities can Foster Industrialization and Boost Growth in Tanzania

The Tanzanian government is taking active steps to foster industrialization under the Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025 plan. By 2025, the industrial sector should contribute 40% to GDP. The government’s priorities include interventions to en...

Impact of Credit and Training on Enterprise Performance: Evidence from Urban Ethiopia

This study evaluates the impact of business-development-support programs (credit, training, and a combination of both) on the performance of micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) in Ethiopia. Using 2015 Ethiopian urban survey data and employing en...

Industrial Parks as Engines for Economic Growth in Ethiopia

If run well, with all industrial park shades rented, the funding industrial park development with FDI loans is beneficial to Ethiopia’s economy. To ensure the success of this policy, the government must attract foreign direct investment by devel...

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