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          Enterprising Women : Expanding Economic Opportunities in Africa (English)
          Book by Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, World Bank, 2013, 306 pages
          Categories: Enterprise Development, Trade and Gender

          The book looks at the ways to expand women entrepreneurs’ economic opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. What explains the gender sorting in the types of enterprises that women and men run? The analysis shows that many Sub-Saharan countries present a challenging environment for women. Four key areas of the agenda for expanding women’s economic opportunities in Africa are analyzed: strengthening women’s property rights and their ability to control assets; improving women’s access to finance; building human capital in business skills and networks; and strengthening women’s voices in business environment reform.