Microenterprise Development


  •  Microenterprises in the Informal Economy

 In most developing countries there is an increasing awareness of the vital functions of small and microenterprises in the urban and rural informal economy in terms of supply, employment creation and vocational and entrepreneurial training. The urban informal sector comprises three major subsectors: crafts and small industries, trade, and transport... [weiterlesen]


  • Nigeria, Microenterprise Policy Issues

 Of the 493 small-scale industrialists surveyed, 465 faced considerable problems in their day-to-day business activities such as scarcity of finance, low demand, lack of materials etc. The degree of uncertainty depends on (macro-economic) factors mainly external to the influence sphere of individual craftsmen... [weiterlesen]

  • Nigeria, Microenterprise Strategies

 Survey findings indicate that craft enterprises in the informal sector of Lagos and Ibadan play an important role in terms of Supply, income and employment generation as wel as occupational and entrepreneurial training. The macroeconomic environment (from ,Oil Boom' to ,Oil Doom') is not very conducive for small and microenterprises in the informal sector... [weiterlesen]


  • The Role of Microfinance in Rural Microenterprise Development

 In October 2006, the Syngenta Foundation held a seminar focusing on Capital for Development. The Foundation had just completed the review of its five years in operations and concluded it needed to focus more on the drivers of rural economic growth – both on-farm and off-farm if it wanted to achieve significant impact in reducing rural poverty... [weiterlesen]