The SIYB Implementation Guide is intended as a practical tool to support the introduction and roll out of SIYB activities at country level. It provides step-by-step guidance for the successful implementation of SIYB.
This study traces the outreach of the "Start and Improve Your Business" (SIYB) programme and some other key achievements, including estimates of its impact. The report has been prepared for practitioners in enterprise development who want to use SIYB, as well as any other organization or individual engaged in entrepreneurship and management training.
In June and July 2013, an assessment of the business services market for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Myanmar was conducted to generate a better understanding of the situation of business development services and business management training in the country. The assessment comprised a review of available studies, data and documentation, interviews and surveys of more than 300 MSEs in Yangon and Bagan. This paper reflects the findings of the assessment and provides recommendations on how to improve the business services market in Myanmar.
The July 2014 SIYB Update includes news on SIYB activities carried out in 27 countries (15 in Africa, 6 in Latin America and 6 in Asia) during 2013-14.
Outlines results of a randomized experiment with microenterprise owners in Uganda designed to explore the impact of receiving business skills training using SIYB, loans, cash grants or a combinations of these programmes.
The Youth Employment Network Brief Issue 3: Getting it right from the baseline, outlines the lessons learned from an evaluation conducted in Uganda on how to stimulate growth among youth entrepreneurs using SIYB.
Creating Environmentally Friendly Start-ups
Based on the SIYB programme, the Green Business Option (GBO) training encourages entrepreneurship in green businesses among young people. The GBO programme focuses on sectors such as energy efficiency and recycling that contribute both to job creation and climate change mitigation in China.
"My Future is not a Dream" a Chinese SIYB Soap Opera
The ILO collaborated with Sichuan TV to creat a soap opera called "My Future is not a Dream" that would both entertain and inform the target population about the availability of SIYB.
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