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WOMENS ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ETF POLICY INDICATORS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT Mirlinda Kusari Purrini, SHE-ERA & Anthony Gribben, ETF Istanbul, 21-22 September.

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1 WOMENS ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ETF POLICY INDICATORS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT Mirlinda Kusari Purrini, SHE-ERA & Anthony Gribben, ETF Istanbul, 21-22 September 2010

2 2 EU policy interest in womens entrepreneurship Problem of the women entrepreneurship in EU (and EU pre-accession countries) How to improve contribution of women to economy? How to better integrate women into the labour market? Policy response of EU and EU pre-accession countries Better policies and actions to support womens entrepreneurship (Small Business Act) Pre-accession countries asked for SBA indicators ETF womens entrepreneurship policy indicators for the SBA (April 2010)

3 How did we develop the indicators? Employed standard ETF methodology for indicators used in wider SBA 8 experts (entrepreneurs, govt. officials, academics, civic society interest organisations): 2 days (21-22 April) Experts from Jordan and Syria as observers initially ETF facilitated, with support from UNDP Decided themes based on most common critical problems 2 intensive days, busy, enjoyable 3

4 SBA Indicators for the pre-accession region The indicators focus on the following areas: Policy and data for female entrepreneurship; Training for female entrepreneurship; Improved access to finance for women entrepreneurs; Networking and good practice. 4

5 Process for indicator development Istanbul – 4 indicators Translated, presentation and discussion back home, improvement recommendations to ETF ETF gathered all feedback and revised the indicators SBA Coordinators (economy, industry ministries), European Commission, ETF agree indicators in Madrid (1 June) Part of broader SBA assessment (all countries): Oct 2010- Mar 2011 5

6 6 SBA Policy Index SBA Policy Index Dimensions 1. Entrepreneurship environment (education and training) 2. Second chance 3. Rules for Think Small First 4. Responsive public administration 5. SMEs and public procurement 6. Access to finance 7. SME opportunities & EU Single Market 8. Skills & innovation 9. SMEs and environmental concerns 10. SMEs in growth markets Human capital development

7 7 - Level 1Level 5Level 4Level 3Level 2 Each indicator - 5 level scale - cumulative - max 3-4 years No system Ad hoc activities Dialogue, planning Break even point Implementation M&E Review Improvement

8 Why this process is important System approach, less project approach Government policy in the spotlight, increased accountability Simple stepping stones – development approach Comparability – benchmarking Good practice, learn from other countries in our region Reinforces regional networking and cooperation Donors may be interested in using indicators as instrument for programming Opportunities for work with other regions e.g. Southern Mediterranean countries 8

9 9 Thank you! Mirlinda Kusari Purrini SHE-ERA Kosovo E-mail: mirlinda.kusari@gmail.commirlinda.kusari@gmail.com Cell: +377 44 122 696 Anthony Gribben ETF aag@etf.europa.eu Tel: +39 011 630 2310


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