Grant to promote knowledge sharing on job creation through SME development, South Africa 2014

Project: Job Creation through SME Development – a knowledge sharing project

Partner: International Labour Organisation

Duration: 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2017

Budget: 600.000 euro

South Africa has a high unemployment rate: approximately 25% of the active population do not have a job. Especially young men and women and people with disabilities are unable to find work. Therefore, the generation of prosperity by promoting decent work is one of the policy priorities of the South African government. One way to achieve this goal is to promote entrepreneurship and the development of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The general goal of the project is to improve the business climate for SMEs by taking initiatives to facilitate the start-up and development of SMEs through knowledge exchange, coordination and stakeholder collaboration.