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This randomized evaluation studies the effects of incentivising microfinance loan officers to identify clients with the highest potential returns on their loans, in order to test the hypothesis that the business model of classic microfinance institutions might be one of the reasons why high-growth microentrepreneurs have difficulty accessing SME-level loans. 

This randomized evaluation studies the effects of incentivising microfinance loan officers to identify clients with the highest potential returns on their loans, in order to test the hypothesis that the business model of classic microfinance institutions might be one of the reasons why high-growth microentrepreneurs have difficulty accessing SME-level loans. 

This research team is carrying out a large-scale randomized trial that offers small informal firms different business registration services as well as information sessions on the benefits of separating business from household finances in Malawi to estimate the causal impact of enterprise formalization on business performance.

This research team is carrying out a large-scale randomized trial that offers small informal firms different business registration services as well as information sessions on the benefits of separating business from household finances in Malawi to estimate the causal impact of enterprise formalization on business performance.

These researchers use their existing in-depth survey methodology to collect extensive management data on three African countries and Brazil and investigate differences in management practices and productivity across firms and countries.

These researchers use their existing in-depth survey methodology to collect extensive management data on three African countries and Brazil and investigate differences in management practices and productivity across firms and countries.

The research team has designed a new electronic survey tool to reduce the high levels of measurement error in data on micro-enterprise sales and profits and tests this new approach in a randomized controlled trial among micro-entrepreneurs in Ghana.  

The research team has designed a new electronic survey tool to reduce the high levels of measurement error in data on micro-enterprise sales and profits and tests this new approach in a randomized controlled trial among micro-entrepreneurs in Ghana.  

Focusing on Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment factories, this project provides micro-evidence of on-the-job learning between co-workers and aims to identify the conditions under which the productivity effects of this on-the-job learning are particularly strong. 

Focusing on Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment factories, this project provides micro-evidence of on-the-job learning between co-workers and aims to identify the conditions under which the productivity effects of this on-the-job learning are particularly strong. 

This investigation examines the role of transportation infrastructure on entrepreneurial growth and formality in metropolitan cities of India. 

This investigation examines the role of transportation infrastructure on entrepreneurial growth and formality in metropolitan cities of India. 

Focusing on the tailoring and cosmetology trades in Ghana, this study aims to estimate the private returns to trade association membership for women and identify how these benefits differ for those connected outside the trade association. 

Focusing on the tailoring and cosmetology trades in Ghana, this study aims to estimate the private returns to trade association membership for women and identify how these benefits differ for those connected outside the trade association. 

As some environmental production processes can improve a firm's efficiency, this study examines the impact of training a sample of Bangladeshi firms in green production methods on both ecological benefits and economic profitability.

As some environmental production processes can improve a firm's efficiency, this study examines the impact of training a sample of Bangladeshi firms in green production methods on both ecological benefits and economic profitability.

This is a randomized impact evaluation of soft skills training on female worker attrition and productivity, as well as on firm revenue, profits, and productivity in the Indian garment sector.

This is a randomized impact evaluation of soft skills training on female worker attrition and productivity, as well as on firm revenue, profits, and productivity in the Indian garment sector.

Through a field experiment at a Liberian factory, the researchers explore the impact of employer discrimination based on easily observable characteristics, rather than assessments of on-the-job productivity, on job allocation, firm productivity, and career effects of job procurement.

Through a field experiment at a Liberian factory, the researchers explore the impact of employer discrimination based on easily observable characteristics, rather than assessments of on-the-job productivity, on job allocation, firm productivity, and career effects of job procurement.

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