Micheline Goedhuys is research fellow at UNU-MERIT, at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium. She has worked as a consultant for several international organisations such as the World Bank and the UN-ILO. She has published widely in international journals on topics related to entrepreneurship, small business development and innovation and firm performance in developing countries, with a particular focus on micro-evidence from African firms. She has been guest editor for the European Journal of Development Research for a special issue on ‘Micro-evidence on innovation and development’. She has co-organised the Globelics Conference 2009, held in Dakar, October 6-8, 2009 and has been involved in the organisation of the annual MEIDE Conference.