Ashish J. Thakkar

Global Entrepreneurship Index

We are pleased to present the inaugural Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index 2016. The Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world against a strict set of criteria that spans cultural, educational, administrative, infrastructural, financial and policy factors. It is designed to highlight which countries are performing well and which countries have room for improvement. It is the first in an annual series and we will monitor the ongoing performance of these countries over time.
Entrepreneurship is key to reducing unemployment and powering economic growth globally. The Index will therefore serve as a crucial tool in providing policy recommendations to both private and public sectors.
Ashish J Thakkar
Mara Foundation
The Africa Center