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South Africa : Enhancing the Effectiveness of Government in Promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise

dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T15:16:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T15:16:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02
dc.description.abstract This study focuses in particular on the question of whether incentives and support programs have: (a) been correctly targeted to address the diverse and specific needs of small, especially micro, enterprises; (b) been implemented efficiently by the responsible agencies in terms of their delivery and impact, and (c) have been effective in helping smaller firms access a wider market for their products and services. The findings of the micro-enterprise survey, the review of the various incentive programs and the value chain analyses indicate that: (a) among specific constraints faced by the small, micro and medium enterprises (SMME) sector, the skills gap and the issue of access to finance are of particular relevance; and (b) while the economic rationale that existed in 1995 for SMME support remains valid, there is a need to find cost-effective and well-targeted programs that meet that rationale. The issue of skills development, in particular, is central to the medium-term agenda as a means of raising productivity and, hence, employment in segments of industry - both in the formal and informal sectors. As regards the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) programs, there is a need to improve the effectiveness of promotion, strengthening selection criteria, and modulate the process of scaling up of individual programs. As regards other incentives, implementation of the Duty Credit Certification Scheme (DCCS) incentives has not been highly effective in ensuring the compliance of beneficiaries with the training and skills development requirements of the scheme; and this will need to be tightened up in the future. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/02/7471331/south-africa-enhancing-effectiveness-government-promoting-mcro-small-medium-enterprise
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/8004
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject AFTERMARKET
dc.subject BENCHMARK
dc.subject BENCHMARKING
dc.subject BENCHMARKS
dc.subject BRAND
dc.subject BRAND NAME
dc.subject BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
dc.subject CENTRALIZATION
dc.subject COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
dc.subject COMPETITIVENESS
dc.subject COMPETITORS
dc.subject CORPORATIONS
dc.subject DECENTRALIZATION
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
dc.subject DOMESTIC MARKET
dc.subject DRIVERS
dc.subject ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
dc.subject ECONOMIC OUTCOMES
dc.subject ECONOMIC TRENDS
dc.subject ECONOMIES OF SCALE
dc.subject ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject ENTERPRISE FINANCE
dc.subject ENTREPRENEURSHIP
dc.subject EXPANSION
dc.subject EXPORT MARKET
dc.subject EXPORT MARKETS
dc.subject EXPORTS
dc.subject FINISHED PRODUCT
dc.subject FIRM PERFORMANCE
dc.subject FIRM SURVEY
dc.subject FIRMS
dc.subject GARMENT PRODUCTION
dc.subject GDP
dc.subject HUMAN RESOURCES
dc.subject JOB CREATION
dc.subject JOBS
dc.subject LABOR COST
dc.subject LABOR FORCE
dc.subject LABOR LEGISLATION
dc.subject LABOR MARKET
dc.subject LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject LABOR REGULATION
dc.subject LABOR REGULATIONS
dc.subject LARGE ENTERPRISES
dc.subject LICENSING
dc.subject MACROECONOMIC STABILITY
dc.subject MANUFACTURERS
dc.subject MARKET ACCESS
dc.subject MARKET ENTRY
dc.subject MARKET POSITIONING
dc.subject MARKET POTENTIAL
dc.subject MARKET POWER
dc.subject MARKET RESEARCH
dc.subject MARKET STRUCTURE
dc.subject MARKETPLACE
dc.subject MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
dc.subject MICROENTERPRISES
dc.subject MICROFINANCE
dc.subject PER CAPITA INCOMES
dc.subject PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
dc.subject PREMIUM PRICES
dc.subject PRICE COMPARISON
dc.subject PRIOR EVALUATION
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subject PRODUCT QUALITY
dc.subject PRODUCTION COSTS
dc.subject PRODUCTION PROCESSES
dc.subject PRODUCTIVE AREAS
dc.subject PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES
dc.subject PROGRAM DESIGN
dc.subject PUBLIC SECTOR ASSISTANCE
dc.subject PUBLICITY
dc.subject REBATE
dc.subject REBATES
dc.subject RETAIL
dc.subject SALES
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject SMALL BUSINESS
dc.subject SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject SMALL BUSINESSES
dc.subject SMALL ENTERPRISES
dc.subject SMALL FIRMS
dc.subject SME
dc.subject STEEL SECTOR
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
dc.subject SUPPLIERS
dc.subject SUPPLY CHAIN
dc.subject SUPPLY CHAINS
dc.subject SURVIVAL RATES
dc.subject TAXATION
dc.subject TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject TOTAL WAGE
dc.subject TRADE LIBERALIZATION
dc.subject TRAINING PROGRAMS
dc.subject TURNOVER
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
dc.subject VOCATIONAL TRAINING
dc.subject WAGES
dc.subject WORKER
dc.subject WORKERS
dc.subject WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
dc.subject WTO
dc.title South Africa : Enhancing the Effectiveness of Government in Promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.date.disclosure 2007-03-19
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/02/7471331/south-africa-enhancing-effectiveness-government-promoting-mcro-small-medium-enterprise
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000020953_20070320093206
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 7471331
okr.identifier.report 38627
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2007/03/20/000020953_20070320093206/Rendered/PDF/386270ZA.pdf en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.country South Africa
okr.region.geographical Southern Africa
okr.region.geographical Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.sector Industry and trade
okr.sector Finance
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Microfinance
okr.topic Economic Theory and Research
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Markets and Market Access
okr.topic Small Scale Enterprise
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Industry
okr.unit AFT: Private Sector (AFTPS)
okr.volume 1 of 1
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