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Entrepreneurship and value chains

Our research into entrepreneurship and value chains helps us to understand the factors enabling poverty reduction and growth in region

Recent projects include:

Microentrepreneurs in Poland: to conquer or to survive?

This project assessed the growth potential of Polish microenterprises and their competitive environment. In doing so, we conducted 500 telephone interviews with owners and/or managers of microfirms. This project was funded by Fundacja Kronenberga at Citi Handlowy and carried out in partnership with TNS Polska in 2012. Read the final presentation (in Polish)

Financial condition of microenterprises after the crisis (Poland)

This project diagnosed the condition of Polish microenterprises and the perception of the 2008-2010 financial crisis. To achieve this we conducted 500 telephone interviews with owners and/or managers of mirofirms. This project was funded by Fundacja Kronenberga at Citi Handlowy and carried out in partnership with Pentor Research international in 2011. Read the final presentation

Research on agricultural value chains in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This 2011 study, funded by ICCO, identified potential opportunities for ICCO and MFC to engage MFIs in the development of agricultural value chain financing in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Read the final report for: