Profiting from parity

2019
Page count
104
pages
Description

Women play a key role in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where women make up the majority of those who are entrepreneurs. However, a range of impediments render women’s businesses less productive and having fewer employees than those owned by men. This new report seeks to focus attention on the challenges that Africa’s women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions. The report draws on new, high-quality, household and firm level data to present the clearest evidence to date about the barriers to growth and profitability faced by women entrepreneurs.The report offers policy makers evidencebased guidance on designing programs to target multiple obstacles and improve the performance of women entrepreneurs.  

Publisher
World Bank
Publish date
Authors
et al.
F. Campos
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Benin
Congo, Republic Democratic
Ethiopia
Ghana
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
South Africa
Togo
Uganda
IB topics
Gender