EU-funded project publishes report on entrepreneurship support in five Mediterranean countries
August 2, 2016
The policy report “Raising the capacities of young entrepreneurs in Arab countries – Best practices and recommendations”, produced by the EU-funded SAHWA project, is now online. Written and coordinated by Amina Ziane-Cherif from the ANIMA Investment Network, the policy paper examines five Mediterranean Arab countries, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, and analyses programmes developed to support entrepreneurship.
It looks at the main policies implemented in these countries to foster the development of entrepreneurship support programmes and best practices targeted at students, budding entrepreneurs and start-up founders by taking into account the different stages of the entrepreneurial journey i.e. from the initial idea to growing a business.
Looking into the main policies introduced to foster entrepreneurship, the paper raises the issue of sourcing high-quality projects and the importance of tailored support to empower and inspire the youth at an earlier age. The author underlines several loopholes in the entrepreneurship support chain and puts forward recommendations for actions at the national and regional level.
The SAHWA Project – funded under the EU’s seventh framework programme for research FP7 – brings together partners from Europe and Arab countries to research youth prospects and perspectives in the context of multiple social, economic and political transitions in five Arab Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon).