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Title:Skills acquisition in micro-enterprises: evidence from West Africa
Editor:Birks, StaceISNI
Year:1994
Pages:92
Language:English
Series:Development Centre documents
City of publisher:Paris
Publisher:OECD
ISBN:9264141820
Geographic terms:Niger
Senegal
Togo
Nigeria
Subjects:on-the-job training
informal sector
small enterprises
Abstract:Based on the aggregated results of a survey of 1,570 entrepreneurs in four West African towns - Dakar (Senegal), Ibadan (Nigeria), Lomé (Togo) and Niamey (Niger) - this study examines the skills entrepreneurs in small-scale informal sector employment use, how they acquire them, and what the possibilities are for acquiring skills in microenterprises. The group of activities chosen for the survey were radio/TV repair, car repair, tailoring, women's hairdressing, wooden furniture making, making of metal goods, providing meals, shoemaking, soap making, house building, cloth weaving, and meat and fish preparation. Four main targets for policy intervention are identified: the educational system, the formal training system, the entrepreneurs, and the apprenticeship system.
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