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Policy Briefs

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

Capital Social et Entrepreneuriat au Cameroun

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).

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176.31 kB
Date:
11 June 2013
Author:
H. Atangana Ondoa, Mallaye Douzounet, Manfred Kouty, S. P. Moungou Mbenda, J. M.Nana Djomo, H. Ngoa Tabi, E. Niyonsaba Sebigunda, P. Ongono et U. T. Yogo








Pratiques d’accompagnement des entrepreneurs et la performance au démarrage des petites entreprises au Cameroun et au Sénégal

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).

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141.69 kB
Date:
06 June 2013
Author:
Raphaël Nkakleu








Value Addition in the Coffee Industry in Kenya: Lessons from the Cut Flower Sector

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.

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1021.54 kB
Date:
06 May 2013
Author:
Jacob Chege








Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Need Attention Too!

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.

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710.41 kB
Date:
06 May 2013
Author:
Rebecca Namatovu and Samuel Dawa








Management Skills, Human and Social Capital and SMEs in the Tourism Sector in Mozambique

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.

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151.92 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Constantino Pedro Marrengula and Amosse Ubisse








Earthenware Manufacturers Strive for Poverty Alleviation through New Market Entry

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).

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239.01 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Margaret Otenyo Matanda








Contract Enforcement in Ugandan Business Transactions: The Case of Small and Medium Enterprises

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.

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161.06 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Dr. Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Professor Gerrit Rooks, Sarah Eyaa, Flavian Zeija








Consumer Rights Protection in Kenya: Towards a Regulatory Framework

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.

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122.92 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Stella Nyongesa and Fredah Mwiti








Challenges to the Growth of Capital Markets in Under Developed Economies: the Case for Uganda

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.

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140.29 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Samuel Sejjaaka








Jatropha Biofuels in Ghana – Making Informed Policy Decisions

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.

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139.81 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
Francis Kemausuor








Strategic Options for Small-Scale Maize Seed Systems Development in West and Central Africa Policy Brief

 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.

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124.96 kB
Date:
18 February 2013
Author:
D.O Awotide & H.M Tontsa








Strengthening and Transforming Higher Education in Africa

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. 

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992.25 kB
Date:
19 July 2012








Education in Tanzania Policy Brief

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.

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735.00 kB
Date:
10 May 2012
Author:
TrustAfrica








 
 
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