Climbing out of poverty in the developing world takes more than hard work; it takes economic opportunities. Entrepreneurs create these opportunities by identifying and capitalizing on good business ideas. TechnoServe helps them turn their visions into reality. The organization's programs focus on developing entrepreneurs, building businesses and industries, and improving the business environment. Over the course of four decades, TechnoServe has learned what does and doesn't work. Its scaled-up initiatives and expansion into new industries and regions build upon and adapt our successful business models and programs.