Entrepreneurs

Capturing Unemployment Trends with Social and Mobile Data

November 9, 2015

New methods, when combined with old, may help paint a better picture of overall economic health.  Unemployment is perhaps one of the more telling signs of labor market health—inspiring agony when on the rise and jubilation when declining. But how …

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Spurring a New Entrepreneurial Revolution in Europe

October 30, 2015

The fear of failure, among other factors, keeps many young people from starting businesses. A look at the programs working to overcome these barriers. As entrepreneurialism thrives in the United States, commentators in Europe are asking what must be done …

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Teaching Entrepreneurship to Reshape China’s Economy

October 22, 2015

As creativity finds its place in China’s educational system, entrepreneurship is grabbing hold This summer, nearly 7.5 million college graduates—a record number—entered China’s labor market. Entry-level positions, however, are in scarce supply, and young people are feeling the crunch. China’s …

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What Taking a Global View of Youth Unemployment Reveals

October 9, 2015

Looking at trends in youth unemployment in high- and low-income countries makes the need for supporting youth entrepreneurship clear Youth unemployment is a critical issue for any country. From the lifelong effect graduating in a recession can have on students’ …

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5 Ways Universal Financial Access Can Help People Build a Better Life

April 28, 2015

by Gloria M. Grandolini The following post was adapted from a story previously published on the world bank’s “voices: Perspectives on development” blog During the World Bank-IMF 2015 Spring Meetings, Bank Group President Jim Kim, United Nations Secretary General’s Special …

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SMEs are a Key Component to Achieving Turkey’s 2023 Goals

April 13, 2015

There I was, being led into the business owner’s office in the sweltering heat of summertime Gaziantep. As I sat down, it felt like a game as I tried to decipher which man in the office was the actual owner, …

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Business Practices and Constraints of SMEs in Turkey

April 7, 2015

Turkey has approximately 3.5 million Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) which account for 81% of total employment, 62% of investments, 59% of total value added and 56% of exports from the country. Yet, Turkey’s growth story has relied significantly on …

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