Can formal education be an effective vehicle to improve the management practices of firms? Existing literature on the impact of financial education and business training offers mixed evidence of its effectiveness, depending on the educational settings and targeted population (McKenzie and Woodruff 2012). However, here we posit that there is growing evidence of effective executive education courses on the African continent which the coffee sector should be recognizing, promoting and integrating into all efforts to improve the coffee value chain.
According to VoxDev, a development economics platform:
"Low-cost interventions such as executive education courses can improve firms’ financial practices and decision making, and trigger economic development."