for small enterprises in Kenya, there were some reservations about making a blueprint for a sector so notoriously difficult to define.On the other hand here was a situation where there was unanimous agreement among policy-makers, the private sector and donors that a strategy was needed
if Kenya was to prepare itself for the coming decade – political will, institutional capacity and available resources, all were to be mobilized to make small enterprises the largest source of employment in the foreseeable future. Many other countries have stressed the important role
that small businesses play in their economies but few have gone even so far as to give it the prominence which it currently enjoys in Kenya. Why has the sector suddenly emerged as a virtual panacea for unemployment?
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