International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Economics | India | Volume 2 Issue 12, December 2013 | Rating: 6.6 / 10


An Overview of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Opportunity for Women's Empowerment in Ethiopia

Sreepada Hegde [6] | Vijayalaxmi Hegde [6]


Abstract: Ethiopia is the third fastest developing nation in the world. The economy of the country crossed two digits. The Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) sector has the potential to provide a livelihood for a large number of populous in developing countries. The development of small and medium enterprises will contribute to expansion of existing industrial base. The lesson drawn from developed countries like USA, UK, Hong Kong Singapore, and Japan Germany, Korea and so on. Even BRICKS countries has adopted for their sustainability. The development of small and medium scale Enterprises/Industrial sector contributes to the expansion of existing employment, output and export and fostering entrepreneurship, so as to fulfill the socio-economic objectives of the nation for balancing the regional development especially in rural, semi-urban and backward areas. Especially for womens in Ethiopia are engaged in a wide variety of economic activities and that their income from such activities has been and continues to be pivotal to the survival of poor families. Thus, SME is one of the area for rapid and empowering themselves. This informative article enlighten the overview of opportunity for small and medium enterprises for womens empowerment in Ethiopia


Keywords: Women Empwerment & Small enterprises


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 12, December 2013,


Pages: 207 - 210



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