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Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – March 2011 Archive (2)

Upgrading Micro and Small Enterprises: The Value chain

Most emerging economies have a comparative advantage in the provision of labor and land and the exploitation of certain natural resource and climactic advantages over more developed countries.

Conversely, with the possible exception of China and some South and Southeast Asian economies, investment capital is scarce, and instability in the business enabling environment has not favored the emergence of capital-intensive industries.

Exploiting these comparative advantages, the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on March 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Upgrading Micro and Small Enterprises: The Value chain

Throughout Africa, the majority of the poor earn their incomes through micro and small enterprises. Most of these firms ultimately fail to lift the poor out of poverty, leaving families unable to meet the most basic needs, including feeding and educating their children or accessing adequate healthcare.

Determining what makes some businesses succeed while others fail is a critical part of helping the poor to increase their incomes and lead happier, healthier lives.

One of the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on March 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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