Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
International Compendium of Entrepreneurship Policies
It is increasingly understood that entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic
growth and well-being. But which policies can governments develop to release its benefits?
This publication offers guidance and inspiration.
It identifies the range of entrepreneurship policies being pursued internationally,
the problems the policies seek to solve and how they are designed and implemented.
The focus is on how to create a broad base of start-ups with the potential for sustainability
and growth by building a pipeline of new entrepreneurs, supporting start-ups to overcome
barriers in areas such as skills, finance and innovation and stimulating vibrant entrepreneurial
The publication examines the rationale for entrepreneurship policy, presents a typology
of policy approaches and highlights principles for policy success. The points are
illustrated by 16 case studies of inspiring practice policies from 12 OECD countries.
These cases span policies for regulations and taxation, entrepreneurship education
and training, advice and coaching, access to finance, internationalisation, innovation,
and holistic packages for ecosystem building. Helpful summary tables guide readers
to the information that will respond to their questions.
The publication will give readers an overview of key entrepreneurship policy interventions
and tips on entrepreneurship policy success.