This event will attempt to tackle the following questions:
• What is the nature of economic development and its relationship with various concepts of entrepreneurship?
• What are the main concerns and issues in the measurement of entrepreneurship in relation to development?
• What can we learn from the wider availability of data on entrepreneurship in developing countries?
• How is the relationship between the state and entrepreneurship evolving?
This event comes at a time when global development prospects have been dimmed by rising food prices, debt crises, and fiscal austerity in advanced economies, threats of currency wars, and the dangers of climate change. More and more, citizens in developing countries are relying on innovative private sector-driven initiatives to get by. At the event, Dr. Wim Naudé, editor of the UNU-WIDER publication, will explain with reference to its various chapters why the encouragement of entrepreneurship is important, why the state has a vital role to play, and what can be done to ensure that innovative and productive entrepreneurship flourish.
* Wim Naudé, Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
* Robert Strom, Director of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
* Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of United Nations University Office at the UN, New York
Conference Room E, Temporary North Lawn Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York