The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool

Improve your inclusive or social entrepreneurship policies

Entrepreneurship is important for innovation, job creation and economic growth. It can also strengthen social inclusion and tackle societal challenges through policies for Inclusive entrepreneurship and Social entrepreneurship.

The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool is an online tool designed for policy-makers and other interested parties at local, regional and national level who wish to explore how public policy can:

  • Support youth, women, migrants and the unemployed in business creation and self-employment
  • Support the development of social enterprises

The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool

  • Stimulates thought-provoking reflection on inclusive and social entrepreneurship policies and programmes
  • Promotes learning through international good practices
  • Enhances inclusive and social entrepreneurship policy design and implementation
  • Targets a wide variety of stakeholders, such as policymakers, business associations and networks, chambers of commerce, finance providers, research institutions, education and training providers, and civil society organisations
  • Operates in 24 languages

Take short self-assessments about the current inclusive and social entrepreneurship policies and programmes in your city, region or country. You can also invite other colleagues or interested parties to complete the assessments in a group and compare your results.

Inclusive entrepreneurship


View policy guidance notes and inspirational case studies on key policy areas of inclusive and social entrepreneurship.

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My account

Create an account and sign in to save your results.

Signing in will also allow you to complete the assessment in a group and share your results.

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Shared results

Leave a trace of your group assessment here and spark connections. You can make your group results visible for other users of the tool.

You can provide relevant background information (name of your territory; type of assessment) and can share contact details, if you want that interested stakeholders from other territories could contact you.

Shared results
Inclusive entrepreneurship

Inclusive entrepreneurship contributes to social inclusion and gives all people an equal opportunity to start up and operate businesses. Here you can assess policies and programmes that help women, youth, migrants and unemployed people with business creation and self-employment.

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Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship focuses on social enterprises, which are businesses that aim to have an explicit social impact through their economic activities. Here you can assess to what extent current policies and initiatives help these types of businesses to start-up and scale-up.