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Can Governments Encourage Entrepreneurship?

16 February 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00

Chatham House, London


Christopher Chagnon, Assistant Director, Centre for International Economic Law, Trade, and Development
Abigail Hunt, Lead Researcher on Women's Economic Empowerment, ODI
Professor Colin Mason, Professor Of Entrepreneurship, University of Glasgow
Chair: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Chair, JUSTICE



This event will focus on how governments, both independently and in partnership with the private sector, can encourage entrepreneurship to ensure that the entrepreneurial environment is inclusive and empowering. Drawing on the inaugural Ashish J. Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index - an analysis of the global state of entrepreneurship by the Mara Foundation - the panellists will analyse how and why some countries are bettering others in providing the infrastructure and policy support necessary for entrepreneurial endeavours to start and flourish. The panel will build towards offering practical policy suggestions for governments that will encourage entrepreneurship and, in particular, ensure that all their population are able to benefit from the ‘Uberization' of work.