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Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Majid Shabbir, In a country of around 190 million people, 60 percent are below the age of 25 years. This might of human capital can be converted into a highly productive resource by improving the quality of education, imparting management training, developing skills and providing opportunities to participate in the mainstream economy more effectively.  Read more…

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Majid Shabbir, In a country of around 190 million people, 60 percent are below the age of 25 years. This might of human capital can be converted into a highly productive resource by improving the quality of education, imparting management training, developing skills and providing opportunities to participate in the mainstream economy more effectively.  Read more…

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Tunisia

Majdi Hassen, In Tunisia, where the 2012 unemployment rate is 18 percent overall, and 34 percent of the unemployed are young university graduates, entrepreneurship is a vital issue. In the wake of the revolution of January 14, 2011, tremendous social pressure has been placed on the new government to create jobs. Read more…

Entrepreneurship in the Philippines: Opportunities and challenges for inclusive growth

Ryan Evangelista, Addressing widespread poverty is the single most important policy challenge facing the Philippines. Not only is poverty high when benchmarked against countries in Asia, but also the rate of poverty reduction has been slow. While the Philippine economy has grown at an average of 6 percent for the last five consecutive quarters (since 2012), poverty incidence remains above 20 percent of the population. The critical challenge is to spread the payback of this huge economic turnaround among the people, especially the poorest of the poor. Read more…

Effects of the Ecosystem on Business Growth Decisions

Andrew Sherman, Companies of all types and sizes want their companies to grow in one way or another — whether in terms of growth of revenues, profits, number of employees or customers, market share, or number of locations. Not everyone has aspirations to build the next Roman Empire, but everyone wants to see progress from one year to the next, even if just in the amount of money that they can take home to their families. Read more…

Entrepreneurship and Trade: Recommendations for Policymakers

John Murphy, Around the globe, policymakers have no higher priority than job creation. In the Middle East, where a desire for economic inclusion sparked uprisings across the region, progress is contingent upon people finding means to support their families. Even the United States is a case in point: More than 7 percent of the U.S. workforce is unemployed — a figure that soars to 15 percent when one includes those who have stopped looking for jobs and the millions of part-time workers who want to work full time. Stubborn indices of joblessness plague both Read more…

Key Models of Effective Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Lynda Y. de la Viña, Since the 1970s, U.S. productivity and employment growth has become reliant on the development of new ventures, particularly in emerging technology industries. New businesses are equally crucial for the sustained economic development of the world's emerging regions. In developing economies, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) estimates that 86 percent of new jobs are created by small/ growing businesses. In both developed and emerging economies, a culture that encourages risk taking and creativity and a supportive educational Read more…

Enhancing Formal and Informal Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Daniel Cordova, Businesses in developing countries follow a different evolution than new businesses in developed countries. Even formal businesses in developing countries have to deal with numerous challenges: poor infrastructure, high interest rates or limited access to loans, a weak service sector, high legal costs, and a small local market. These conditions, all related to the transaction costs concept of the New Institutional Economics, affect the competitiveness of emerging business. The informal sector faces these factors as well as additional challenges. Read more…

Policymakers and Grassroots Networks Find They Need Each Other for Smarter Ecosystems

Jonathan Ortmans, For a few years now, a global gathering of startup champions, investors and entrepreneurs called the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) has explored approaches to strengthening entrepreneurship around the world.  Last March in Rio, it included dozens of events that turned the gathering into a festival for startups and those that foster them—connecting roughly 2,700 entrepreneurship leaders and supporters from 119 countries. Read more…

CIPE’s Approach to Building Environments for Entrepreneurial Success

John D. Sullivan, Entrepreneurs drive change. They provide the ideas, initiative, and leadership to invigorate development and transform society. They are therefore pivotal partners of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in the pursuit of its mission: to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Read more…

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