Public Policy and Employment in Micro and Small Enterprises in Peru

SEED Working Paper No. 56

This paper deals with the influence of public policies on the employment situation in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Peru. Policies, institutions and regulations that provide a conducive environment for small enterprises can make a substantial contribution to employment creation. In order to reach a better understanding of how policies in different countries influence the quantity and quality of employment in MSEs, ILO/SEED initiated an international comparative research project in seven countries: Chile, Guinea, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania and Viet Nam.