Contribution of small and medium enterprise to the economic development of Rwanda
par Valens NYANDWI
Universite Nationale du Rwanda - Licence 2013
This study attempted to provide answers to questions that serve as guidelines of the study:
1.3.1. What is the nature and characteristics of small and medium enterprises in Rwanda?
1.3.2. What are the roles of small and medium enterprises in the economic development in Rwanda?
1.3.3. What are the barriers of small and medium enterprises?
1.3.4. What are the supports needed for promoting the small and medium enterprises in
The study seeks to understand what has been researched and written on assessment of the contribution of SMEs to the economic development of Rwanda.
? To understand the contribution of SMEs to the economic development of Rwanda and it function roles relevant to the public and private organization.
? To analyze the nature, scope and working Small and Medium Enterprises in Rwanda, to examine the Government policies on small and medium enterprises.
? To assess the barriers hindering small and medium enterprises in the economic development
of Rwanda, and make recommendations and conclusion for future research
The following is the hypothesis of this study, the assessment of the contribution of small and medium enterprises to the economic development of Rwanda.
This research took 7 months from January 15th,to 30th, June 2014 and it was conducted to the population which is equal to 84 people (clients, employees and staffs of Huye Water enterprise). The sample size was used in this study is 26 respondents.
For getting the accurate result different methods and techniques have been used in this study and techniques/tools for data collections were: Questionnaire, interview and documentation while qualitative and quantitative methods were. Tables with frequencies and its interpretation were used to put in meaningful way the perceptions of respondents.
The study will base on both independent and dependent variables therefore the variables of this study include the following:
ED= f( t +? + gdp +...), here (t is a tax level, gdp means the gross domestic product, ? is called the employment level)
The study will establish the major problems, which small and medium enterprises face.
The study tries to establish how a small and medium enterprises can worked and managed in order to play a significant and effective role in the economic development of Rwanda.
It will be useful in making major contributions to policy makers on the promotion of small and medium enterprises strategy.
The study will attempt to fill some gaps on the limited research on small and medium scale enterprises.
The study will analyze carefully the present roles of small and medium enterprises in the economic development of Rwanda and also provide a basis for other studies on small and medium of enterprises on top of being a contribution to the already existing academic development.
The research will be used to present a written thesis or dissertation that will lead to the award of a Bachelor's degree in the Department of Economics and Development Economics as my option.
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