Better designed and implemented entrepreneurship policies should result in more new businesses created, with potential long-term benefits for economic growth, employment and economic integration. Following this logic, UNCTAD has implemented the project ‘Support Developing Country Policy Makers in the Formulation of National Entrepreneurship Policies through the Implementation of Entrepreneurship Policy Frameworks’. The intervention has been with an evaluation conducted by ECOPER, which featured an extensive document review, along with interviews and an online survey. ECOPER also attended an Africa Entrepreneurship Forum in Kigali, Rwanda in order to directly observe project activity.
The project, which was implemented in Cameroon, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, The Gambia and the United Republic of Tanzania between June 2015 and December 2017, involved training activities on policy design and action plans, in addition to the mobilizing of local knowledge and social support through the creation of multi-stakeholder coordination bodies. This approach was supported by regional networking and knowledge-sharing activities.