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Private sector development and market integration is a key for trade and poverty reduction in SADC as elsewhere.  In order to stimulate private sector development and international trade, entrepreneurship is vital. This project will apply a micro perspective on two key questions:

i) Why do people become entrepreneurs? Which role do factors such as education, gender, structural composition of the economy, income and personal characteristics play in influencing a person’s motivation.

ii) What conditions foster market participation, firm growth and entrepreneurial success?