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World Bank Leads on Cutting Edge Research

Female Entrepreneurship - Constraints and Opportunities
Begins:   Jun 02, 2009 
Ends:   Jun 03, 2009 
Contact Person:   Elena Bardasi


The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School, University of Michigan, is organizing a conference on "Female Entrepreneurship: Constraints and Opportunities" in Washington DC on June 2-3, 2009.

Led by the Gender and Development Group in Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, the conference will examine the gender dimensions of entrepreneurial choice and performance.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Entrepreneurship and self-employment as an employment choice of men and women;

  • Patterns of sectoral concentration by gender;

  • Differential access to credit and gender-specific business and institutional constraints;

  • The determinants of performance of individuals and firms by gender and gender patterns in investment decisions; and
  • Business growth, export, innovation and R&D 

Important Dates:

Paper SubmissionApril 3, 2009
Paper AcceptanceApril 28, 2009
Registration has been extendedMay 10, 2009
ConferenceJune 2-3, 2009

For further information about the conference: 

General Information


Registration Form
(MS Word 34 KB)

World Bank Group staff do not need to register using the registration form. An internal announcement will be circulated close to the conference. 
Contact: or
Elena Bardasi at  


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