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BIDPA Conducts Women Entrepreneurship Study
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The Botswana Institute for the Development Policy Analysis was recently engaged by the World Bank to conduct a study on women entrepreneurship in Botswana. The objective of this study is to inform policies and interventions aimed at increasing returns to

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  12th October 2017

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The Botswana Institute for the Development Policy Analysis was recently engaged by the World Bank to conduct a study on women entrepreneurship in Botswana. The objective of this study is to inform policies and interventions aimed at increasing returns to self-employment in Botswana through an analysis of gender-related constraints. The study involves conducting a firm survey in urban Botswana to investigate why some women are able to cross over into traditionally men-dominated sectors, and measure their business performance. The survey would interview 750 enterprises in urban areas, comprising of men-owned enterprises, women-owned enterprises operating in traditionally men-dominated sectors, and women-owned enterprises operating in traditionally women-dominated sectors in both the formal and informal sectors.

It is expected that the study would contribute to building the evidence base that could inform policies supporting women to cross over to more productive sectors that are currently dominated by men. This would contribute to the country’s strategy to reduce poverty levels and inequality by boosting the productivity of Botswana’s enterprises and creating jobs for the most vulnerable and poor groups of the population.


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