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Assessment of inclusive entrepreneurship policies in Hungary

As part of the Local Economic and Employment Development Programme of the OECD and the DG Employment of the European Commission, the Budapest Institute assesses the inclusive entrepreneurship policies and programmes in Hungary. 

In the country reports prepared annually we analyze the problems and needs faced by potential and registered entrepreneurs coming from under-represented and/or vulnerable groups (e.g. youth, women, seniors, and Roma, generally long-term unemployed), we map the existing policy framework and tools addressing their needs. The project closes with country-specific recommendations to improve policy design and implementation.

According to our results, international indicators suggest a downward trend in entrepreneurial activities in Hungary and a growing gap with the European Union average, especially in the case of young men and seniors. Even though the need for group-specific support to business creation is highlighted in several national strategies, a comprehensive policy framework for inclusive entrepreneurship has not yet been developed. A key challenge to boosting inclusive entrepreneurship is the lack of data and information about the specific barriers faced by the various target groups and that of rigorous assessments on effective impacts of current and past policy measures.

The 2020’s country report has been completed by a special section on entrepreneurship by people who experience disability.

Project details

The Budapest Institute was invited by the OECD to prepare an assessment of inclusive entrepreneurship policies in Hungary as a country expert.

Project leader Petra Edina Reszkető
Duration16/04/2016 - 31/12/2020
study Inclusive Entrepreneurship Country Report - Hungary
presentation Quick assessment of inclusive entrepreneurship policies - Hungary