The Impact of Providing Business Trainign to Microfinance Clients

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NORGES HANDELSHØYSKOLE Bergen, spring 2010

THE IMPACT OF PROVIDING BUSINESS TRAINING TO MICROFINANCE CLIENTS:
Empirical Evidence from Tanzania

Guro Landsend Henriksen Svein Olav Svoldal

Supervisor: Erik Øiolf Sørensen

Master Thesis in Economics

NORGES HANDELSHØYSKOLE

This thesis was written as a part of the Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration programme - Major in Economics. Neither the institution, nor the advisor is responsible for the theories and methods used, or the results and conclusions drawn, through the approval of this thesis.

ABSTRACT
This master thesis studies the impact of providing business training to microfinance clients in Tanzania. Based on data collected six months after the
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8 2.2 The Concept of Microfinance ....................................................................................................................... 9 2.2.1 Financial Constraints ............................................................................................................................ 10 2.2.2 Empirical Evidence on The Impact of Microfinance ........................................................................... 11 2.3 Human Capital Constraints ......................................................................................................................... 12 3. Institutional Framework: Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in Tanzania ...................................................... 14 3.1 Tanzania: A Brief Presentation ................................................................................................................... 14 3.2 Small Business Entrepreneurship in Tanzania ............................................................................................ 17 3.2.1 Business Obstacles ............................................................................................................................... 18 3.2.2 Microfinance ........................................................................................................................................ 19 3.3 PRIDE Tanzania

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