The policy brief is a document which outlines the rationale for choosing a particular policy alternative or course of action in a current policy debate
Face aux contraintes institutionnelles, l’entrepreneuriat camerounais emprunte, aussi bien au niveau de la grande entreprise que de la Petite et Moyenne Entreprise (PME), des stratégies de survie, d’expansion et de développement qui reposent essentiellement sur l’usage du capital social, défini comme tout aspect de structure sociale qui crée de la valeur et facilite les actions des individus composant cette structure sociale (Coleman, 1990).
Dans les tous les continents, plus de 60% des petites entreprises décèdent avant leur cinquième anniversaire (OCDE, 2001). L’insuffisance de ressources et de compétences des entrepreneurs notamment en contexte africain seraient entre autres causes de décès de ces entreprises, selon les études de Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Reynols et al, 2004).
Coffee used to be Kenya's most valued export crop in the 1970s and 1980s. It has however suffered major setbacks, and it has since lost the title of the highest foreign exchange earner to tea, flowers and tourism. The decline of the coffee sub-sector is a complete contrast from the performance seen in Kenya's cut flower industry.
This study addresses entrepreneurship among persons with disabilities in Uganda and potential to contribute to economic development.
Using mixed research methods, we interviewed Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (EWDs) in Kampala in order to learn more about their operatin genvironment, busines endeavours, motivations, challenges and growth aspirations.
Tourism plays an integral role in the economy of Mozambique. Due to the country’s excellent tourist attractions, the industry holds huge growth potential and has even been tipped to be one of Africa’s top destinations but only if the industry is well managed and made all inclusive.
In an attempt to mainstream and increase the viability of informal industries, the Government of Kenya drafted Sessional Paper No 2 of 2005 on Development of Micro and Small Enterprises for Wealth and Employment Creation for Poverty Reduction (RoK, 2005).
This study examines the extent to which small and medium sized business in Uganda use formal agreements when purchasing supplies. It also looks at the dispute resolution mechanisms the SMEs use when suppliers do not honour their contractual obligations to deliver supplies on time.
The concept of consumer protection is still alien in Kenya with many companies exhibiting unethical behaviour in the past while the consumers and other stakeholders are unaware of actions to take.
Despite the universal recognition that stock markets are the most pragmatic and cost effective method to raise money for expansion and other projects, companies especially in private sector in underdeveloped economies have consistently shunned this option.
Global debates underpinning biofuels have pushed many governments to design policies to make the maximum benefits of the biofuels industry whilst minimising the associated costs. Issues on alternative sustainable energy sources, rural development and perceived competition between biofuel and food production bring a sense of urgency among many governments to have policies that guide production of biofuels.
Seed can play a critical role in increasing agricultural productivity. It is an essential, strategic and an inexpensive input that often determines crop yields and the productivity of all other agricultural inputs.
Through a series of policy dialogues, TrustAfrica is working to broaden the discourse about the role of higher education in Africa and identify the best ways to fulfill its potential. Initially focusing on four countries — Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda — the initiative is looking for ways to generate sustained dialogue, evidence-based policy proposals, innovative pilot projects, and concerted advocacy at the national and regional levels.
University governance includes means and processes which facilitate the functioning of a university in terms of making the right decisions and taking actions at the right time. Laws, policies, strategies, guidelines, procedures and practices all affect the extent to which universities can proactively and positively respond to internal and external challenges. It also refers to both the relationships between internal and external governance structures and actors and the manner in which they influence each other.