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.
Project leader: Gbetoton Nadege Djossou
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