Business Training: helping hand to the poor?
One must be familiar with the adage, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Would this adage apply to the attempt in training the rural poor in entrepreneurship? The aspect of enhancing the livelihoods of the poor especially the rural population is of utmost importance but would a helping hand fasten the rate of progress?
CMF has been involved in several studies of which business training is a prominent feature. How a study or intervention programme perceives the phrase, "business training" does play a vital role in how it is rolled out in the end. A fact sheet detailing specific CMF studies from the past as well as ongoing studies throws light on the various factors that affect the role of business training at large. For more information, check out our fact sheet library in our website. Link