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Webinar: Poverty, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Can Governments Make a Difference?

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

An important and largely neglected research question concerns the role of public policy in facilitating entrepreneurship as a pathway out of poverty. Government has lots of tools in its toolkit (e.g., taxation policies, income subsidies, loan guarantees, procurement set-asides, vouchers for business support services, grants, regulatory relief, direct business assistance). The challenge is to develop more inventive approaches to policies in each of these areas and ones that are tailored to the stages of business development.