“Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria with a focus on Lagos and Rivers States: a synthesis”
This is the executive summary to the Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in Nigeria with a focus on Lagos and Rivers States. The Assessment combines qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and score six framework conditions and 17 sub-conditions that affect women entrepreneurs and their ability to access the resources and support they need to grow sustainably and on an “equal opportunity” basis, especially in Lagos and Rivers States. The assessment looked at the legal and regulatory system, the existence of policy leadership and coordination for the promotion of WED, access to gender-sensitive financial services, access to gender-sensitive business development support (BDS) services, access to markets and technology by women entrepreneurs and their representation and participation in policy dialogue. The study was conducted in 2022 under the project “Promoting Gender Equality and Formalization through Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria”.