PMMA-20272 Understanding youth entrepreneurship in Benin: the role of microcredit uptake and entrepreneur capacity building

Abstract

The growing level of unemployment among the youth in developing countries like Benin raises significant concerns among policy makers. Encouraging and developing youth entrepreneurship will not only reduce unemployment but drive economic growth sustainably. While efforts have been made to encourage youth entrepreneurship in Benin, several barriers limit entry and performance. This study proposes to investigate the impact of microcredit uptake and capacity development on youth entrepreneurship performance in Benin. We will use secondary data from a World Bank survey on enterprise formalization in Benin. We also propose to employ the instrumental variable and propensity score matching techniques for empirical analysis. It is expected that the findings of the study will be useful to policy makers in developing policies that will enhance youth enterprise performance in Benin. We also envisage that youth entrepreneurs will benefit from our findings in improving their performance.


Members

Project leader: Gbetoton Nadege Djossou

Project researchers: Jacob Novignon | ATCHADE Touwéde Bénédicte

Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar


Journal publication

No journal publications.


Working Papers

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The Role of Formal, Informal, and Family Credit in the Business Performance of Young Entrepreneurs in Benin 2020-02-28 1.33MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Boosting youth entrepreneurship through informal credit in Benin 2020-01-31 840.86kB 0 0
Stimuler l’entreprenariat des jeunes grâce aux crédits informels au Bénin 2020-01-31 690.81kB 0 0

Final report

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2019-08-07 839.84kB 0 0

Proposal

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Understanding youth entrepreneurship in Benin: the role of microcredit uptake and entrepreneur capacity building 2018-09-18 1.36MB 0 0

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