Microenterprise development programs in the United States and in the developing world

  • M. Schreiner and G. Woller (2003). World Development, 1567-1580
  • Abstract: Sparked by examples from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Indonesia, and other developing countries, hundreds of microenterprise programs have been started in the United States. Will these US efforts be successful? This paper reviews the evidence and concludes that microenterprise development is much more difficult in the United States than in the developing world. The paper suggests some ways to address the challenges of US microenterprise development. 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Theme: Policy/support programmes, Social aspects/Disadvantage/Poverty
  • Keywords: Community development, Entrepreneurship, Microenterprise, Microfinance, United States, developing world, entrepreneur, industrial development
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: Global South
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