The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor has been established with three objectives in mind:
- To measure differences in the level of entrepreneurial activity between countries – using one methodology for all participating countries delivers data for reliable comparison year by year and between countries. This is a key characteristic of our tool and the method is constantly being improved.
- To uncover factors leading to appropriate levels of entrepreneurship – we collect data on individuals aspirations, attitudes as well as of the specifics of the local entrepreneurship ecosystem. The expert analysis of the collected data gives an answer which factors affect globally and locally the environment – on individual level as well the framework conditions.
- To suggest policies that may enhance the national level of entrepreneurial activity – the third objective which is a product of the first two -to produce GEM’s annual reports which analyse the data and give recommendations which would improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem short-term and/or long-term, if implemented. The following annual follow-up survey allows us to track the progress and effect of the implementation of our recommendations.