Angola – SPI presents the report GEM Angola 2010

15 June 2011

On 9th June, SPI presented the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2010 for Angola. The event which took place in Luanda included the participation of the Minister for the Economy of Angola, Dr. Abraão Gourgel and representatives from SPI, UCAN, CEIC, BFA, AIA and the Magazine “Exame”.

According to the magazine Exame Angola, the report presented “takes a X-ray of the current entrepreneurship activity in the country, the factors that hinder this, and the main instruments that promote it”.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study presents an analysis of the relationship beween the level of entrepreneurship and the level of economic development, determining the conditions that foster and the barriers faced by entrepreneurs.

Begun in 1999, then with 10 countries, following an join initiative between Babson College (USA) and the London Business School (UK), the GEM Project has continually grown and now includes the collaboration of hundreds of researchers worldwide.

GEM Angola 2010, was provided with the colaboration of the Universidade Católica de Angola and the Banco de Fomento de Angola, following those conducted by SPI in Portugal, in 2001, 2004 and 2007, in Angola, in 2008, and those currently being conducted (GEM Portugal 2010 and GEM Azores 2010).

The reports on GEM Angola (2008 and 2010) and the study GEM Portugal 2007, are availabel at