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2017, DCED – 30 pages
Gender-sensitive business environment reform can play a valuable role in reducing the overall levels of informality and unfair competition for registered firms, drive tax revenues and regulatory oversight, as well as support the graduation of women’s and men’s enterprises and employment into the formal economy. This case study provides an overview of the business environment constraints for women entrepreneurs to formalising their business activity. Furthermore, it highlights from a limited sample, examples of gender-sensitive business environment reform programmes that have addressed the direct and indirect business environment constraints to business registration and licensing and details their approaches, success factors and lessons learned.