Women Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Opportunities or a Mirage?
22 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 27, 2017
This article evaluates the experience of MENA countries in promoting women entrepreneurship as a medium of economic growth and poverty reduction. The article examines the connection between economic development and the role of micro and small businesses as an employment generating engine; gender differences and characteristics of formal and informal businesses.
Keywords: gender, women, MENA, entrepreneurship, MSMEs, microfinance, microcredit, formal, informal
JEL Classification: D2, J4, E26, O17, P42
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