Contribution and Implications
The chapter provides both statistical and qualitative evidences supporting the premise that youth business mentoring can both improve access to external finance and lead to improved business performance. This provides useful guidance to youth business support, given that in some of the countries studied, external financing in the form of grants and soft micro loans for youth entrepreneurs are not available.
The researchers are grateful for funding received from the YBI through its partnership with Accenture and the OECD’s programme for Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED).
Owen, R., Haddock-Millar, J., Sepulveda, L., Sanyal, C., Syrett, S., Kaye, N. and Deakins, D. (2019), "The Role of Mentoring in Youth Entrepreneurship Finance: A Global Perspective
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