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Acceleration Program for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs : Operations Manual (English)

This operations manual is aimed at providing hands-on and practical guidance to business development practitioners, the donor community, and other developmental experts wishing to implement an intervention to support and strengthen women growth-oriented (GO) entrepreneurs as they grow their firms, such that they can have a greater impact on their economy. It is specifically geared to practitioners wishing to improve their understanding of challenges specific to women GO entrepreneurs and practical ways of addressing these. The operations manual comprises two documents as follows: (i) operations manual which outlines the content and training methodology for delivery of the program; and (ii) annexes to operational manual which comprises explanatory notes, templates, exercises, and service provider agreements as referenced in the operations manual.


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    Webb,Julian William, Sawers,Jill, Smith,Katherine, Muradyan,Sophia

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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Acceleration Program for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs : Operations Manual

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Webb,Julian William Sawers,Jill Smith,Katherine Muradyan,Sophia

Acceleration Program for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs : Operations Manual (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.