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Benin - Stimuler l'economie rurale : analyse du climat des investissements pour les entreprises rurales (French)

The overall aim of the Benin Rural Investment Climate Assessment (RICA) is to highlight the importance of the impediments to growth linked to the business environment in rural areas. This assessment is based on a descriptive and empirical analysis of the perceptions of non-farm enterprises leaders, using a variety of statistical and econometric tools. The specific objective of the RICA is to identify the opportunities for and obstacles to investment in non-farm rural enterprises, provide solid arguments in favor of the reinforcement of policies to promote the rural private sector, and define priority reforms to achieve growth in this sector. The key instrument of the RICA was a series of surveys that covered 149 rural villages throughout all departments of the country, apart from the Departement du Littoral which is entirely urban in nature. The survey sample included 700 households and 800 enterprises. This study is part of a larger World Bank-led initiative to evaluate the rural investment climate in six pilot countries throughout the world. With this study Benin joins Nicaragua, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Ethiopia for which similar RICAs have already been completed or are underway.


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    Benin - Stimuler l'economie rurale : analyse du climat des investissements pour les entreprises rurales

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Benin - Stimuler l'economie rurale : analyse du climat des investissements pour les entreprises rurales (French). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.