UNDERSTANDING INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
What is Inclusive Entrepreneurship?
It is entrepreneurship that contributes to social inclusion to give all people an equal opportunity to start up and operate businesses...
What are governments doing?
Today nearly 26 million people in the European Union are unemployed and actively seeking work. One of the responses to moving people back into work is through business creation and self-employment, which is a key outcome sought from inclusive entrepreneurship policies...
Is the gender gap in entrepreneurship closing?
Policy needs to do more to cultivate women’s entrepreneurial aspirations, address market failures in the areas of skills and finance, and improve access to networks and support for growth-oriented entrepreneurs...
What is the potential for youth entrepreneurship?
Most countries and regions use various youth entrepreneurship policies and programmes to encourage and support youth in business creation. The approaches include entrepreneurship education, training, coaching and mentoring, business incubators, and start-up financing...
what can the oecd offer?
We examine national and regional entrepreneurship policies and programmes to assess the extent to which they effectively support groups such as women, youth, immigrants and the unemployed in entrepreneurship and self-employment. OECD policy reviews and workshops can support the development of national or regional strategies and action plans that make entrepreneurship more inclusive.
see our work
Read the Missing Entrepreneurs
This series presents data, policy analysis, good practice policy examples and policy advice on designing and implementing inclusive entrepreneurship policies and programmes. View the reports here...
Read our policy briefs & compendium reports
We regularly publish short policy notes on a wide range of topics related to inclusive entrepreneurship. These explain the issue, discuss the policy implications and offer policy lessons. View the reports here...
Read country assessment notes & policy review reports
We regularly examine policies and programmes at the national, regional and local levels and offer policy advice. View country-specific reports here...
Work with the Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool
The OECD and the European Union created this tool to support policy makers in designing and delivering entrepreneurship policies for women, youth, migrants and the unemployed. Use tool here...