Business development for poverty reduction
It is widely recognised that having productive employment is a key dimension of human wellbeing. One of the most important functions of such employment is that it generates income that may be used for vital necessities such as food, shelter and health services and hence be instrumental in poverty reduction. However, for most people there is also an intrinsic value of being productive and an associated strain of being idle and unemployed.
Eurodad member Norwegian Church Aid's Business Development for Poverty Reduction is a desk review of the research literature and the evaluation literature on growth, entrepreneurship, structural transformation and poverty reduction.