Microenterprise Development as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy in Nepal: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Factors Determining Microenterprise Performance in Nepal
Dissertation focuses on the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of micro-entrepreneurs and microenterprises
Microenterprise development is one of the most discused antipoverty others, or in other words, why some microenterprises perform better than others, this study focused on the investigation of the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of micro-entrepreneurs and microenterprises, exploring the microenterprise performance, and identifying the factors determining such performance strategies in contemporary development discourses.
Many developing countries have adopted this strategy to fight against poverty. In Nepal also, a microenterprise development program with the objectives of increasing income and employment, and thereby reducing poverty, has ben implemented since 198. microcroenterprise development is particularly targeted to the households living below the poverty line.
Among the people living below that line, the program is more focused on rural women, unemployed youth, and people from socialy-excluded communites such as dalits, indigenous nationalites, religious minorites, other madhesi castes, diferently- abled people, brahmin, chetri, sanyasi, thakuri, disaster-afected familes, conflict- afected familes, people living with HIV and AIDS, and Maoist youth ex-combatants discharged from cantonments.
Antipoverty strategies often come under critcism for their poor performances.
The microenterprise development strategy also, apart from some suces stories, is not very far from such critcism. Most of the studies in Nepal have focused on asesing the impacts of microenterprises. Some studies have found positve impacts of these enterprises in improving the livelihod of the people, while other studies have reported that not al microenterprises are as sucesful as there have ben purported to be. Therefore, in response to why some microenterprises are more sucesful than others
Thapa, A., (2013) Microenterprise Development as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy in Nepal: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Factors Determining Microenterprise Performance, PhD dissertation