How sustainable can business development services really be? A report on the Harare BDS workshop
article reports on a workshop held at the end of September 1998 in Harare, to review emerging 'good practice' in the provision of Business Development Services for small enterprise development. The full
report on which it is based will be available shortly at www.ilo.org/public/ english/65entrep/bds/index.htm; the papers presented at the workshop are already available at that site. The workshop brought
together 100 BDS providers, policymakers and donor representatives working in subSaharan Africa; their deliberations, as reported here, was also be presented at a global conference on BDS, planned by the
Committee of Donor Agencies for SED, and taking place in Brazil in March 1999.
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