Africa & Development
Project
December 13, 2020

Entrepreneurship Training in Mozambique: The Role of Business Skills vs. Aspirations

Increasing the productivity of entrepreneurship and transforming micro-enterprises into SMEs in Mozambique is one of the major challenges facing local policymakers, international institutions, and NGOs.

The aim of this research project is to provide experimental evidence on the mechanisms and possible solutions to support exactly this objective. For this purpose, a randomized control trial pilot study will be implemented among small-scale entrepreneurs in the outskirts of Maputo. Specifically, we will provide experimental evidence to answer the following key questions:

  • Can entrepreneurship training positively affect productive microenterprises in low-income countries?
  • Can the aspirations of entrepreneurs, i.e. the goals they set themselves, be changed in a positive way that leads microenterprises towards efficiency?
  • Can synergetic productivity gains be obtained by combining entrepreneurship training with setting positive aspirations of micro-entrepreneurs?

Please see here the working paper.

 

Principal Investigators:

Cátia Batista (Nova SBE)

Julia Seither (Nova SBE)

 
Funding:

IGC – International Growth Center

This content was originally published in Novafrica.org

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Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center operates since 2011. It is producing applied research on sub-Saharan Africa, where it has collaborated with a number of public authorities, private companies and local organizations.

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