Necessity driven entrepreneurial activity in Africa and Middle East by country 2018

This statistic shows the share of necessity-driven entrepreneurship in total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA) in African and Middle Eastern countries in 2018, by country. According to the report, necessity driven entrepreneurial activity is defined as the percentage of those involved in total early-stage entrepreneurial activity because they had no other option for work. According to data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, in 2018, the share of necessity-driven entrepreneurship in Egypt was 47.6 percent.

Necessity driven entrepreneurial activity in Africa and the Middle East in 2018, by country

Percentage of total entrepreneurial activity
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Africa, MENA

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

about 2,000 per country

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

data is composed of the Adult Population Survey and the National Expert Survey

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

A necessity-driven entrepreneur is one who started the business because there were no better options for work, rather than because s/he saw the start-ups as an opportunity.

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