Entrepreneurship Policy Framework and Implementation Guidance

aims to support developing country policymakers in the design of initiatives, measures and institutions to promote entrepreneurship.

  • Identifies policy objectives and options in the form of recommended actions
  • Proposes checklists, case studies and good practices
  • Provides an interactive online inventory of good practices
  • Offers a user guide and methods for policy monitoring and evaluation
  • Provides a set of indicators to measure progress

Key Components of the UNCTAD Entrepreneurship Policy Framework

Diagram 1 Formulating national entrepreneurship strategy2 Optimizing the regulatory environment3 Enhancing entrepreneurship education and skills4 Facilitating technology and innovation5 Improving access to finance6 Promoting awareness and networking


23 May 2012Policy recommendations on entrepreneurship development presented to the Government of Panama
30 April 2012Nigeria's Revised MSME Policy draws from UNCTAD's Entrepreneurship Policy Framework Recommendations
04 December 2011UNCTAD's EPF highlighted during workshop on FDI and Entrepreneurship Development in Rabat, Morocco
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The Framework has been endorsed in 2012 by:
  • Bill Clinton in his address to UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum, together with UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework
  • Over 40 ministers at UNCTAD’s
    quadrennial ministerial conference, UNCTAD XIII in Doha, Qatar
Guidance Online Inventory of Best Practive in Entrepreneurship Policy Guide

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