Livelihoods and Economic Development
The promotion of more inclusive economic growth is a national priority, yet achieving this objective has proved elusive. PPT has developed and refined a range of effective and cost-efficient responses to help address this challenge. PPT’s primary focus is currently on the provision of customised business support services and training for emerging micro-enterprises, but there has historically also been a significant focus on small scale agriculture, food gardens, fruit tree establishment, participative local economic action planning, and livelihoods security.
|CAPITAL FUNDING APPROVED|
|Total capital funding approved:||15,204,963|
|No. Projects with capital approval:||39|
|No. hh benefiting households:||9,083|
|PROJECTS UNDER PREPARATION|
|Capital value of projects under preparation:||9,378,731|
|No. projects under preparation:||27|
|No. hh benefiting under prep:||3,187|
The Informal Economy Support Programme (IESP), the first of its kind in South Africa, is a specialised business support initiative. It reaches micro and informal enterprises (MIEs) in innovative, and cost efficient ways and unlocks enterprise growth and job creation through customised business support services and other structured interventions across a range of sectors (e.g. manufacturing, services, retail, food and beverage, and agriculture).
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