Impact of Business Development Services on Performance of Micro and Small Enterprises in East Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Belay Mengstie


Micro and small enterprises have been regarded to play significant roles of job creation, poverty alleviation and economic development of Ethiopia. business development service is an important element of government and non government efforts to create more enabling environment for micro and small enterprises to flourish. This study aims at establishing how market access, input supply services , infrastructure facilities ,training and technical assistance service affect performance of micro and small  enterprises in East Amhara region. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative study approaches. Both business development service beneficiaries and non beneficiaries were respondents for the five Likert scale survey questionnaire. semi structured key informant interview was also conducted with  micro and small enterprise employees and business advisors.  The study found that market access, infrastructure facility, input supply ,training and technical assistance affect the performance of  micro and small enterprise  in east  Amhara. However, infrastructure facility and training and technical assistance have insignificant impact on performance of non beneficiaries  micro and small enterprise  in east Amhara for the study period.

Key words: business development service, micro and small enterprise, performance

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