Entrepreneurship in Postconflict Zones
Based on the assumption that economic development is crucial for stability in conflict prone regions, this paper explores how entrepreneurship can contribute to economic growth in post-conflict zones. The author notes that aid programs prioritize microenterprise, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are getting less attention. This paper discusses the problems which SME's face with regard to markets, finance, networks and skills. It makes recommendations on how SME's in fragile states can be supported by the public and private sector, as a means to promote stability.
© 2012 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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