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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among SMEs in Cameroon: Entrenching Environmental Conservation within Small Business

"In Cameroon, the practice of CSR is critical in that the important environmental aspects are often neglected by industrial enterprises. Despite the positive impacts of the industrial sector in economic and social development, we should consider i…

Comparative Business Practices and Productivity Performance between Family and Non-family Firms: Perceptions and Poverty Reduction Effects in Cameroon

"This policy brief attempts to explain productivity performance between family and non-family firms in Cameroon. It also attempts to determine whether family firms’ relative contribution to the social and economic development of a country is related…

Impact of Investment Climate Reforms on Growth and Development of SMES: Comparisons from South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon

"Drawing from World Bank Investment Climate surveys, the main objective of Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) studies is to develop a better understanding of the constraints to investment and sustained productivity growth in a given country. Afric…

A Multi-Stakeholder Convening on: Strengthening Smallholder Agriculture in Africa: Prospects for Mobilisation and Advocacy

Papers were presented by researchers who are involved in small holder agriculture policy analysis on the broad context of smallholder agriculture in national economies and in rural livelihoods. In linking smallholder agriculture with broader eco…

Africa: The Billions That Got Away

This document mainly discusses the effect of Illicit Financial Flows and the effect it has on African Countries. In the Foreword on page 2 : Tendai Murasa speaks about Africa losing approximately US$50 billion annually through Illicit Financial Flo…

On Africa's Farms

On Africa’s Farms, is an eBook that compiles articles published in the Mail & Guardian Africa. They are a result of Trust Africa’s partnership with the Nairobi-based news organization which seeks to enhance coverage of development issues. Tendai Mur…

Taping Export Opportunities for Horticulture Products in Tanzania : Do We Have Supporting Policies and Institutional Frameworks?

This study therefore focuses on assessing the export potential for four major categories of horticultural crops namely fresh vegetables, flowers, fruits and spices. The main objective is to present a synopsis of the status of the export sub-sector o…

The International Crimes Division of the High Court of Kenya : A Real Option for Justice ?

As part of the enduring search for justice for victims of post-election violence, the recommendation was welcomed in principle, to establish an International Crimes Division of the High Court of Kenya. However the Judicial Service Commission report …

Domestic Prosecutions of International Crimes in Africa : Kenya

Following the announcement of the 2007 general election results, Kenya plunged into unprecedented violence. The upheaval left in its wake over a thousand people dead, hundreds sexually violated and hundreds of thousands physically displaced from the…

Implications of Access to Microcredit and Social Capital for Female Entrepreneurship in Cameroon

"The main objective of this research was to assess the effects of microcredit and social capital on female entrepreneurship in Cameroon. Specific objectives were: (a) to construct a social capital indicator for Cameroon using the 2007 Cameroon house…

Constraints and Opportunities for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Uganda's Oil and Gas Sector

"Although Uganda has undertaken several strategic interventions since the oil discovery in 2006, specific interventions that promote local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in the oil and gas value chain remain a challenge. In pa…

Funding Youth Entrepreneurship in SMEs: A Panacea for Youth Unemployment in Niger-Delta, in Nigeria

"The objective of this study was to identify profitable and viable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which could form a basis for a youth economic empowerment programme in the crisis-torn Niger Delta Region. Data analysed formed a basis for…

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Growth and Innovation in Kenya: A Case of the Women Enterprise Fund

"This policy brief outlines growth and innovation options available to the Government of Kenya with regard to women owned enterprises. More specifically, it presents options on the efficiency and sustainability of the Women Enterprise Fund (WEF), a …

Factors Affecting the Internationalisation of Manufacturing SMEs in Zimbabwe

"This policy brief presents evidence that SME internationalisation is at very low level in Zimbabwe. It identifies the major factors that are inhibitors of SME internation-alisation in the manufacturing sector, including negative attitudes by SME o…

National Investment Policy for Aquaculture Parks in Uganda

"According to the National Development Plan (NDP), fish farming in Uganda presents immense opportunities for socio-economic development, in terms of livelihood, income, and employment. The need for the National Investment Policy for Aquaculture Par…

Factors Influencing Risk Management Decisions of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Ghana

"Despite the dynamic role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana’s development, managers of these enterprises face several risks in their businesses. The occurrence of these risks may have a disastrous effect on the entrepreneurs’ to…

TIC, Changement Organisationnels et Performances Economiques des Entreprises au Cameroun / TIC Organisational Change and Economic Performance of Firms in Cameroon

"This paper examines the impact of TIC on economic performance of industrial enterprises in Cameroon. It is based on two assumptions: First, TICs have a positive impact on organizational changes of businesses and then consecutively reorganizes the a…

Impact du Capital Humain sur la Productivité et la Pauvreté dans le Secteur Agricole au Cameroun / Impact of Human Capital on Productivity and Poverty in the Agricultural Sector in Cameroon

"The primary objective of this research work is to evaluate the impact of human capital on productivity and poverty. The methodology required is divided into three steps : the first is, on the one hand, to measure inequality of access in public heal…

Implications of Access to Microcredit and Social Capital for Female Entrepreneurship in Cameroon

"This study investigates the effects of microcredit and social capital on female entrepreneurship in Cameroon. Specifically, we (a) construct a social capital indicator for Cameroon; (b) identify individual and community characteristics that affect …

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Modernisation of Smallholder Agriculture and Policy Making in Uganda

"Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and an important driver of economic development and poverty reduction. Approximately 73% of Ugandans depend on agriculture. However, the sector currently faces many multifaceted challenges which incl…

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