Guest Editorial

Improving the Doing Business Conditions and Fostering Entrepreneurship
A Challenge for Africa and African rural communities

Jean Freymond

Governments in Africa and elsewhere dream to see the number of jobs dramatically improve. Results are far from what they envision. They tend to forget that jobs are created largely by entrepreneurs and particularly the very small ones. They also incline to minimize the importance of providing appropriate framework conditions when fostering entrepreneurship. Foreword