“Entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan nations have among the highest entrepreneurship rates in the world, with women participating at equal or nearly equal rates in most of the countries we studied in this region,”...“This shows an incredible ability for people here to create their own jobs, and in many cases, jobs for others. As a result, entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute substantially toward providing income for families and lifting communities out of poverty.”
- Donna Kelley is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College in the United States. She is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), the oversight board of the GEM project and leader of the GEM U.S. team. She co-authored ten GEM reports: the 2008 GEM Korea Report, the 2008 GEM Education and Training Report, the 2010, 2011, 2012 GEM Global Executive Reports, the 2010 and 2012 GEM Global Women’s Reports, the 2012 Sub-Saharan Africa report and the 2011 and 2012 GEM U.S. Reports.