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Une Analyse de la Competitivite de l'industrie Camerounaise: Le Cas du Secteur Agroalimentaire / An Analysis of the Competitiveness of the Cameroonian Industry: The Case of Agribusiness

"This research is intended to analyze the competitiveness of the food industry in Cameroon. At sectoral level, the evolution of the food trade and value added is examined, while at the enterprise level, an econometric model of the labour productivit…

L’impact de la Qualité de la Gouvernance sur la Rentabilite Durable des Entreprises Familiales dans le Contexte d'un Pays en Développement : Le cas du Cameroun / The Impact of the Quality of Governance on the Sustainable Profitability of the Family Busine

The objective of this paper is to identify the determinants of the quality of corporate governance and to empirically evaluate the relationship between the sustainable profitability of the company and three indicators, namely: the size of the manag…

Facteurs Explicatifs de l'Entrepreneuriat Feminin en Afrique Subsaharienne : Cameroun et Kenya / Explanatory Factors of the Female Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon and Kenya

The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in developing countries in general but particularly in Africa. To achieve this objective, the growth in these countries should be rapidly reduced and the economic…

Etude sur les Difficultés de Recouvrement des Créances dans l’espace Uemoa (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Mali, Senegal) / Study on the Difficulties of Debt Recovery in the UEMOA (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal)

"The study begins with an overview of the legal and economic environment of four countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, all of which have the common characteristics of being both members of UEMOA and parties to the OHADA Treaty. T…

Accompagnement des Entrepreneurs et Performance Post Création des Petites Entreprises Camerounaises et Sénégalaises / Support for Entrepreneurs and Post Creation Performance of Cameroon and Senegalese Small Businesses

The research report is divided into two parts: the first part is an exploratory study of market support for small businesses in Cameroon and Senegal. The qualitative approach is mobilized and carry viewpoints of leaders and project leaders on provid…

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…

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…

Entrepreneuriat des Jeunes et Développement de l’Esprit d’Entreprise au Maroc : l’Expérience de Moukawalati / Youth Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Spirit in Morocco : the Moukawalati Experience

"The Moukawalati programme, which is the subject of our research, aims to combat youth unemployment in Morocco through the promotion of the enterprise spirit and the improvement of the business climate. Hence the formulation of several recommendati…

Peut-on Lutter Contre la Corruption dans les Marchés Publics au Burkina Faso ? / Can We Fight Against Corruption in Public Procurement in Burkina Faso ?

"This document demonstrates that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the economy of Burkina Faso. Only, this role is limited by weak private demand. Public markets are in this context an alternative first choice. However, t…

Artisans must Adapt to Reach New Markets

"Just three years ago, Elizabeth Njeri was scraping by as a subsistence farmer and part-time potter in Kenya’s central highlands. Then opportunity struck. As she was peddling her wares one day at a local market, a visiting trader placed a large or…

The Effects of Investment Climate on Manufacturing Firms’ Growth in Uganda

"This policy brief highlights findings on the effects of investment climate factors on manufacturing firms’ growth in Uganda. The low and stagnant level of manufacturing sector share in Gross Domestic Product within most African countries has been…

Contract Enforcement in Ugandan Business in Transactions: The Case of Small and Medium Enterprises

"This study examines the extent to which small and medium sized business in Uganda use formal agreements when purchasing supplies. It also looks at the dispute resolution mechanisms the SMEs use when suppliers do not honour their contractual obligat…

The Impact of Microfinance Service Delivery on the Growth of SME's in Uganda

"This policy brief examines the impact of microfinance service delivery on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Uganda. The objectives of the study were as follows: Establish whether MFIs service delivery lead to growth…

Women Entrepreneurship in Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (WEFFV) Project

"The production and marketing of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (FFV) has become an important economic activity for women in Zimbabwe for their livelihoods, income earning and food security. This brief discusses the factors that affect women’s competiti…

Promoting Alternative Finance for SME's in Uganda

"This policy brief outlines policy actions the Government of Uganda, and other stakeholders, can take to help mitigate the perennial problem of limited access to finance by small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs). It also outlines policy actions n…

Integrating SMEs in the Devolved Government System; Policy Options for Institutional and Regulatory Framework in Kenya

"Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important sub-sector for the Kenyan economy. It employs about 85 percent of the Kenyan workforce (about 7.5 million Kenyans of the country’s total employment). The current constitution provides a ne…

Economic Participation of Businesswomen in Sudan: Progress, Problems and Prospects

"This research investigates the possible problems businesswomen still face in Sudan, notwithstanding the government’s policies to promote businesswomen. These problems include the business environment and infrastructure, access to finance, notor…

Regulatory and Competition–Related Reforms in Kenya’s Power and Petroleum Sectors

"Kenya embarked on a process to reform its energy sector in earnest after mid-1990. The enactment of the Electric Power Act, 1997 and later the Energy Act, 2006 set the stage for reform in the two energy sub-sectors. The two legislations laid the fo…

Towards Urban Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania: A case for the Use of Housing Licences to Access Credit

"In Tanzania, mainstreaming or formalisation of the informal sector, was started with the aim of increasing participation of the informal businesses in the country’s economy. This policy brief highlights the willingness of the community to use hous…

Value Addition in the Coffee Industry in Kenya: Lessons from the Cut Flower Sector

"The cut flower industry in Kenya is characterised by a number of features which result in the relatively large proportion of value added accruing to farmers. The vertically integrated value chain enables the sector to adjust and respond quickly to…

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