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Formalizing Small and Women-Led Businnesses in West Africa : Major Approaches and Their Limitations

This article is about policies designed for the small informal businesses in Africa, focusing on women-led enterprises, in order to assist them grow and eventually formalize. Following a thorough discussion on various modalities of support to such businesses, we underscore, the role of skills development in the areas of vocational training and “soft skills” development as an important way of empowering small and female entrepreneurs. We also discuss various financing mechanisms beyond standard microfinance schemes to improve uptake and boost investment and innovation among this category of firms.


Auteur(s) : Fatou Gueye
Année de publication : 2020
Revue : Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : GUEYE Fatou