The Enterprise Impulse in West Africa

Observer 203, December 1996/January 1997
The role of the private sector in assuring economic growth in African countries is now a fundamental part of national and donor development strategies. But West African entrepreneurs face severe constraints: their business climate is less predictable, their markets are smaller, the supporting infrastructure is weaker, and the regulatory and legal environment more restrictive than elsewhere. The West African Enterprise Network suggests how entrepreneurs can improve the institutional and commercial environment in which they operate.
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