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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Tunisia

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  • Drine, Imed
  • Grach, Mouna

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Whether policy support should be designed differently for women entrepreneurs is a particularly relevant question. To answer this, and to inform the design of policies to provide appropriate support for women entrepreneurs, the paper compares male and female perceptions of typical entrepreneurship support services, such as government provision of information, training and funding. The focus is on Tunisia, a developing country characterized by high level of unemployment, particularly of women. Based on a survey of 50 men and 50 women entrepreneurs in the regions of Sfax, Sousse and Tunis, our results suggest that existing support services are inadequate for promoting female entrepreneurship. Accordingly we discuss support measures specifically designed for women entrepreneurs.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number wp2010-100.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2010-100

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Keywords: entrepreneurship; gender; women entrepreneurs; Africa;

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