Skill Gap Analysis of the Managers of Agribusiness Incubators
World Bank, through infoDev, needed a comprehensive review and Skill Gap Analysis of the managers of Agribusiness incubators.
Considering this, our work included:
- Participation in the kick-off meeting on Agriculture Community of Practice (Agro-incubators) within infoDev in Hyderabad, India. The meeting purpose was to set up the preliminary work plan and deliverables for 2011 – 2012.
- Support the content development of agribusiness training module for business incubator managers and stakeholders interested in designing a new agribusiness incubator or strengthening an existing one. This was a pilot training for managers of agro-incubators from around the world. The event took place in Helsinki, Finland.
- Conducted a skills gap analysis. After an extensive desk research, we’ve developed a questionnaire tailored for managers of agro-incubators as a result. The questionnaire contained sections of the business incubator, the experience of the manager, as well as current/desired skills (both structured and open-questions). Once created, it was our responsibility to disseminate to all agro-incubators around the world. All the gathered responses were processed via quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Consequently, we wrote a report based on the research and provided key recommendations with regards to capacity building for agribusiness incubator managers, and where the world bank should focus their support efforts;
World Bank (InfoDev program)