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Author Robb, Alicia
Title Entrepreneurship Education and Training : Insights from Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (108 pages)
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Note Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- About the Editors -- Abbreviations -- Executive Summary -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- About Entrepreneurship Education and Training -- About the Case Studies -- About the Report -- Chapter 2 Conceptual Framework for EET -- Defining EET -- Types of EET Programs -- The Dimensions of EET Programs -- Chapter 3 Context for Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique -- The Economic Context -- The Political Context -- The Cultural Context -- The Entrepreneurial Environment -- Current Snapshot -- Notes -- Chapter 4 Landscape of Programs -- Program Landscape Overview -- Entrepreneurship Education: Secondary Education Students -- Entrepreneurship Education: Higher Education Students -- Entrepreneurship Training: Potential Entrepreneurs -- Entrepreneurship Training: Practicing Entrepreneurs -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Findings from the Field -- Overview of Qualitative Fieldwork -- Building Entrepreneurial Mind-sets -- Affording Exposure to the Business Community -- Tailored and Practice-Oriented Programs -- Comprehensive Approaches to Address Business Environment Constraints -- Note -- Chapter 6 Key Findings and Conclusion -- Summary of Key Findings -- Implications for Program Design and Policy -- Conclusion -- Appendix A Programs Landscape in Ghana -- Appendix B Programs Landscape in Kenya -- Appendix C Programs Landscape in Mozambique -- Appendix D Survey Questions for Qualitative Interviews: Program Managers -- Appendix E Survey Questions for Qualitative Interviews: Successful Entrepreneurs -- Appendix F Focus Group Instrument: Failed/Discouraged Entrepreneurs -- Appendix G Focus Group Instrument: Program Participants/Potential Entrepreneurs -- Appendix H Focus Group Instrument: Program Participants/Practicing Entrepreneurs -- Appendix I Focus Groups and Interviews in Ghana
Appendix J Focus Groups and Interviews in Kenya -- Appendix K Focus Groups and Interviews in Mozambique -- Appendix L EET Programs Cited from EET Dimensions for Success -- Bibliography -- Figures -- Tables -- Back Cover
Empirical research has found that entrepreneurial activity correlates positively with innovation and job creation, and governments around the world have shown a growing interest in interventions that promote entrepreneurial success. However, research on whether entrepreneurial success can be taught has reached mixed conclusions, and even the landscape of what is being taught is poorly known. This study looks closely at entrepreneurial education and training (EET) programs in three case study countries in Africa-Kenya, Ghana, and Mozambique-which are all experiencing sustained economic growth and diversification in their private sectors. It draws on both global and country-specific research and on the experience of stakeholders in the case countries. The study identifies practical insights relevant to various target groups, intended outcomes, and social and economic contexts. Overall, it paints a comprehensive picture of both the context for entrepreneurship and the landscape of programs in the case countries. Among its key findings are these: (i) Key macroeconomic trends give reason for optimism about the trajectory of private sector development, but serious barriers to entrepreneurship remain in each country. Corruption, prohibitively high taxes, and burdensome regulatory regimes remain impediments, along with crime. Stakeholders interviewed (potential and practicing entrepreneurs) also cite cultural disincentives and lack of access to finance. (ii) The EET program landscape is highly varied. The programs often emerge as responses to urgent challenges, such as urban youth unemployment, but in the aggregate they target a wide range of learners, from secondary students to university business majors to rural women, and their focus ranges from poverty reduction to attitudinal change. (iii) Too many programs are insufficiently tailored to their
participants' backgrounds and needs, attempting to use a single curriculum with participants of varying ages, educational backgrounds, and expectations. (iv) Whereas stakeholders believe business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset are key to business success, few programs address this. (v) Finally, stakeholders express a strong desire for more business community mentorship and for better access to finance; these are areas that some programs do address, and with positive results, but much more is needed. The findings in this report can inform EET policy and program dialogue at multiple levels, guiding the investment decisions that policymakers and government institutions must make and more clearly indicating where further research in the EET realm is most needed
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Robb, Alicia Entrepreneurship Education and Training : Insights from Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2014 9781464802782
Subject Entrepreneurship.;Career development
Electronic books
Alt Author Valerio, Alexandria
Parton, Brent
Barton, Brent
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