Zambia ranked among top ten in entrepreneurs index
The World Bank has listed Zambia among the top ten African countries in the Global Entrepreneurship Index, along the likes of Botswana, E-Swatini, Gabon, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa.
AND in a report by the World Bank Africa Group, Zambia has also been placed in the top ten tier in real GDP growth rates recorded in 2018.
Meanwhile, the World Bank Report on unlocking the potential of women’s businesses in Africa, indicated that initiatives such as the US$ 340 million Women Entrepreneurs Initiative [We-Fi] launched by the World Bank in 2018, will eliminate barriers faced by women in starting-up and growing successful Small and Medium Enterprises [SME’s] in an enabling environment.
Meanwhile World Bank Vice President for the African Region Hafez Ghanem says report, whose title is “Profiting from Parity: Unlocking the Potential of Women’s Businesses in Africa,”seeks to focus attention on the challenges that women entrepreneurs face and identify practical solutions to those challenges.
Mr Ghanem says that the findings in the entrepreneurship report will also drive policy and programme action towards ensuring that women begin to fully access the benefits of improved business opportunities.
He says the report will further seeks to operationalize the findings through policy dialogue and programme design in collaboration with all stakeholders.