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MENAFN Press - 30/12/2013

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(MENAFN Press) Tamkeen, as part of its efforts to enhance its support programmes and services, announced today the launch of its second nationwide public opinion survey. The survey will cover a sample of 2,000 respondents from all five governorates, including both existing and potential Tamkeen beneficiaries.

Feedback collected will be used to update the data from the first public opinion survey, which was conducted in 2010, and serve as the basis for Tamkeen's communication strategies moving forward. The survey, which will include both qualitative and quantitative methods, will encompass SMEs, entrepreneurs, graduates, professionals, job seekers, students, women, as well as the general public.

Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Hala Sulaiman, Head of Marketing Communications in Tamkeen, said: "Following the consultation sessions held last October, this survey will provide robust scientific data and insights directly from our stakeholders to help us better focus our communications, in line with our objectives as outlined in the 2014 operational plan of enhancing quality, and being more customer focused and results oriented."

Data gathering for the survey, which is expected to be completed by February 2014, includes in-depth face-to-face and telephone interviews, web-based surveys, focus groups, among others.

Over 98,000 Bahrainis and businesses in Bahrain have benefited from Tamkeen's support programmes to date.


About Tamkeen
Tamkeen is an initiative funded by the private sector for the private sector, tasked with developing Bahrain's private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic development. Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain's national reform initiatives and Bahrain Economic Vision.Tamkeen has two primary objectives: Firstly, fostering the creation and development of enterprises, and secondly, providing support to enhance the productivity and growth of enterprises and individuals. Under each of those objectives, certain mechanisms and innovative support initiatives have been put in place by Tamkeen to address current and future gaps for individuals and enterprises in the private sector that have been identified by thorough studies of the labour market landscape. For Bahrainis, Tamkeen's programmes range from developing the skills and capabilities of Bahrain's human capital, to promoting sound workplace ethics and training on leadership and management best practices, among others. For enterprises, Tamkeen provides programmes which offer enterprises with subsidised business support services, facilitate access to financing to bridge the enterprise financing gap, and enable entrepreneurship, to name a few.Tamkeen's programmes have benefited 98,000 Bahrainis and enterprises in the private sector as of end of August, and more than 150,000 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from these support programmes. In parallel, Tamkeen's programmes have played a key role in institutionalising new concepts within Bahrain's private sector, including SME and micro-financing, entrepreneurship as a viable career path, women empowerment, modern accounting and auditing systems within SMEs, and many other paradigms needed for a vibrant sustainable private sector. Tamkeen's funds come from fees collected from the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.

 






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