Women Entrepreneurship in Informal Sector of the Economy

Mamo Esayas Ambe


The role played by the existence of dynamic as well as vibrant entrepreneurship skill in general and women entrepreneurship in particular has been recognized as potential tools of addressing several macroeconomic as well as microeconomic problems in which the society experienced in Ethiopia. This study has been carried on with the objective of investigating the role  of women entrepreneurship in informal sector of the economy in misraq badewacho woreda where substantial women have been carrying on several potentially important informal sector economic activities so as to improve their day to day living conditions. the study involved 80 randomly selected women enerprenures engaged in different activities in the study area and both primary as well as secondary data has been used in order to carry on deep rooted investigation of the role played by the sector to economic growth and to identify factors impeding their operation which is associated with economic, social, institutional, political as well as institutional problems. Deep rooted descriptive analysis has been employed to achieve intended objective of the study . the investigation found that the activities of women entrepreneurship in informal sector would provide access to ob opportunities which in turn provide income opportunities as well as capacity to satisfy basic needs of their households . the study identified factors responsible for poor performance of the activity such as lack of market information , lack of working place , lack of developed skill , experiences and level of education , license requirement for their activity and associated bureaucratic procedure and lack of working capital for further expansion  of their activity. The study recommends concerned bodies to create fertile legal, institutional as well as political environment capable of boosting women entrepreneurship in the Ethiopia.

DOI: 10.7176/JCSD/45-01

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