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Profiting from Parity : Unlocking the Potential of Women's Business in Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2190
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Women in Development and Gender Study
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World Bank Group
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2019-03-20T15:44:21Z
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2019-03-20T15:44:21Z
dc.date.issued
2019-03-19
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2021-05-25T09:22:23Z
dc.description.abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, with approximately 42 percent of the non-agricultural labor force classified as self-employed or employers. Yet most entrepreneurs are unable to grow their businesses beyond small-scale subsistence operations, impeding their contribution to poverty reduction and shared prosperity. This is particularly so for women. This new report, “Profiting from Parity: Unlocking the Potential of Women’s Businesses in Africa”, produced by the World Bank Group’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab and the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, seeks to focus attention on the challenges that Africa’s women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions. The report draws on new, high-quality, household and firm level data to present the clearest evidence to date about the barriers to growth and profitability faced by women entrepreneurs. It goes beyond looking at contextual, endowment and household restrictions in isolation, and, through deep-dive analysis, uncovers new evidence on how social norms, networks and household-level decision making contribute to business performance. It analyzes how they are linked to each other and to women’s strategic business decisions. The report offers policy makers evidence based guidance on designing programs to target multiple obstacles and improve the performance of women entrepreneurs.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/501971553025918098/Full-Report
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31421
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
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FIRM PERFORMANCE
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GENDER GAP
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SKILLS GAP
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AFRICA GENDER POLICY
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GENDER INNOVATION LAB
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INEQUALITY
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WOMEN AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
dc.title
Profiting from Parity
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Unlocking the Potential of Women's Business in Africa
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Profiting from Parity
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2019-03-19
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Women in Development and Gender Study
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/501971553025918098/Full-Report
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/31421
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090224b086aa8155_1_0
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30915060
okr.identifier.report
135420
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true
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en
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fr
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/501971553025918098/pdf/135420-ProfitingfromParityFullReport.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Development
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Poverty Reduction :: Equity and Development
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Private Sector Development :: Enterprise Development & Reform
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Private Sector Development :: Microenterprises
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Gender Impact Evaluation (AFRGI)

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