From Survival to Growth: Industrial Clusters and Micro-Enterprises in Africa
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2009
Room: Hôtel Ivoire, Salle des Fêtes II
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
News, Papers, Press Releases
- Ms. Megumi MUTO, Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
- World Bank, Africa Region (tbc)
- Member country government, (tbc)
- Ms. LeilaMOKADEM,Manager, Financial Intermediation and Microfinance Division, Private Sector Department, AfDB
The objective of this seminar is to present the main findings of the African Enterprise Study in which the AERC, FASID/GRIPS, World Bank and JICA jointly investigated the determinants of private sector growth in Africa with a focus onmicro-small level enterprises located in industrial clusters.
Private sector in Africa consists of high performing firms including FDIs and those owned by ethnic minorities, followed by a wide array of active, indigenous and often informalmicro-small scale enterprises. However, there is amissingmiddle: few small enterprises grow successfully to become medium scale enterprises that become the engine of endogenous growth. How to fill in this missing middle towards sustainable private sector growth in Africa is the central question of this seminar.
- Governors' Working Documents (restricted access)
2010 AM Press Kit (5.0 MB)
2010 AM Information Bulletin (663 kB)
AfDB Group Annual Report 2009 (7.4 MB)