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Special attention has been given to untie the constraints of Micro and Small Enterprises in Ethiopiafor they are important vehicles to address the challenges of unemployment, economic growth and equity inthe country. The government is implementing different support service programs, in the forms of financialand business development, in different parts of the country. This study is aimed at evaluating economicimpact of MSEs support service programs on enterprise sales, employment and capital asset formationin Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia. Propensity Score Matching is employed to estimate the impactof support service program. The result revealed that the program resulted in average increment of monthlysales by 28%, employee level by 42%, and capital asset formation by 60%. It is, therefore, indispensable tostrengthen and expand the support service program to non participant enterprises by giving special attentionto the major problems that participant enterprises are currently facing.

Keywords: Micro and Small Scale Enterprises ; propensity score matching ; economic impact ; support service programs ; Ethiopia

Subject(s): Political Economy

Issue Date: Mar 30 2013

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: 1804-1930 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/148100 Published in: AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Volume 05, Number 1 Page range: 21-29

Total Pages: 9

JEL Codes: GA; IN

Series Statement: 2013

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Record appears in: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague > Faculty of Economics and Management > AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics





Author: Eshetu, T. ; Ketema, Mengistu ; Ketema, B.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/148100?ln=en







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