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Fostering Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: $1.5 million, 2011-2015 (IDRC Project)

The main objective of this project is to promote evidence-based policies and interventions that foster entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on youth. Using an internationally recognized and tested approach developed by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the project generates new knowledge about entrepreneurship and SME development in the region. This constitutes the first systematic effort to collect data and to understand the dynamics of entrepreneurship and enterprise creation in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The work is coordinated by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.