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Paula Nagler

Paula Nagler

Paula Nagler is Assistant Professor in Social Protection and Entrepreneurship at the Maastricht School of Management and PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. Previous to her positions in Maastricht, she was a Policy Analyst at the OECD Development Centre in Paris. She also worked at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in Brasília, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago de Chile.

Young entrepreneurs in rural Africa as drivers for job creation

Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with two-thirds of its labour force working on farms and at least another 15% in small rural enterprises.Can Africa’s rural economy create enough jobs for predominantly young job-seekers?

The Birth, Life and Death of SMEs in Rural Africa

Entrepreneurship is ubiquitous in rural Africa. But why do rural households operate non-farm enterprises? How productive are they? And why do they exit the market?

Rural non-farm business in Africa: where are the jobs?

Although governments and development agencies see farming as an important engine for job creation, rural non-farm businesses do not seem to generate enough work.

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