Desk Research Exercise

Extensive primary and secondary research, was conducted as part of this project by means of literature reviews, focus groups, surveys with employers and workers, and sectorial round-table discussions.

We embarked on vast and comprehensive research involving surveys with almost 400 respondents divided between entrepreneurs and workers – the latter driven by GWU as a project partner.  Both the literature review and survey evaluations were conducted by the research expert engaged by the project.

As intended, the research and surveys were to lead to the next stages of peer discussion and articulation of the manual. The surveys, essential for capturing diverse perspectives, reflected MEA’s and the partner’s commitment towards inclusivity and comprehensive data collection.

The results of the primary research are discussed elsewhere in this document.