Entrepreneurs provide one of the main engines of growth in any healthy economy. they act as vital agents of change by developing new products and services, implementing more efficient production methods, and creating new business models and industries. They generate jobs, support local communities and build prosperous societies.
For all these reasons, there is growing recognition of entrepreneurs’ importance across the G20. Many countries have introduced a range of programs and policy initiatives to help boost entrepreneurship. But, as this report reveals, there are still huge areas where G20 countries need to take urgent action to improve support for their entrepreneurs.
The EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013 is designed to help leading countries benchmark their progress and performance on this vital issue. It enables each G20 nation to identify current strengths in its entrepreneurial environment, as well as the main opportunities for further development. As a result, the Barometer provides a powerful framework to help countries understand and improve the ecosystems that are vital to the success of the entrepreneurs of the future.