Enabling Environment for Women's Enterprise Development

Liste de référence | 1 juillet 2012
The following country assessments were developed using a WED assessment methodology. The original guide, 'Assessing the Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises' was developed and promoted jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) and a series of assessments were undertaken in Eastern Africa as well as one in Cameroun. The WED assessment methodology was revised by the ILO in 2008 (Simon White) and the ILO will have a new version in September 2012.
 

Assessment Methodology


National Women's Entrepreneurship Assessments
 

This WED assessment methodology helps ILO constituents, development partners or other key stakeholders establish a 'situational analysis' of the status of women's entrepreneurship development in a given country. This is based on studying ten strategic areas that lead to the identification of key policy recommendations to improve the 'environment for the development of women's entrepreneurship'. Concretely, these assessments have led to national action plans for WED, national strategies on WED or women's economic empowerment or have been taken up as advocacy messages by Employers' organizations and women entrepreneurs' associations. The methodology includes a process with a desk study, key stakeholder interviews, interviews and focus groups with women entrepreneurs, a validation workshop of the findings and key recommendations and a prioritization workshop with key stakeholders. The objectives of the WED assessment are twofold: identify research-based and consulted policy level recommendations to improve the environment for WED; and improved assessment of the gender impacts of business environment policies, laws, regulations and MSME support programs.

 

 Assessment Reports

 
A National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Tunisia/ Évaluation nationale du développement de l’entrepreneuriat féminin- Tunisie
A National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt
Evaluation du dévelopment de l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Maroc/ Assessment of the situation for women’s entrepreneurship development in Morocco
Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Tanzania:Insights and recommendations
Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Uganda: Insights and recommendations
Institutional and policy assessment of factors affecting women entrepreneurs in MSEs in Hargeisa and Mogadishu
  Marco integrado de evaluación de un entorno favorable para el desaroollo de las mujeres empresarias en El Salvador
  Assessment of the environment for the development of women's entrepreneurship in Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal
An Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Women's Enterprise in Lesotho
Selected Perspectives on the Enabling Environment for Women's Entrepreneurs in Malawi
The Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises in Mozambique
The KwaZulu Natal tourism sector: Selected Perspectives on the Enabling Environment for Women's Entrepreneurs
Assessing the Business Environment for Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the Kyrgyz Republic
  Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia
  Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Kenya
  Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Uganda
  Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Tanzania
  Support for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. An overview report