Burkina Faso

Market Competition, Management Practices, and Performances of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Burkina Faso

This project highlights how improving managerial practices may foster the development of the private sector and how the economic environment may create incentives for better management among small and medium-sized enterprises in low-income countries.

Research Note
20 May 2021

Can Mobile Money Adoption Induce Microenterprises to Formalise? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Burkina Faso

This project will assess whether mobile money adoption can induce informal firms to formalise in Burkina Faso.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Gansonré and Ouédraogo (2020) examine how management quality is related to competition when firms are run by their founders instead of hired managers.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

Managerial Practices and Performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Despite the growing interest in private enterprises' contribution to income growth and employment, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are still experiencing a low performance.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

The Effect of Government Relief Measures on SME Employment and Survival in Burkina Faso during the COVID-19 Crisis

This project studies the operations and employment impacts of the coronavirus crisis on small- and medium-sized enterprises in Burkina Faso and tests an experiment to improve access to government relief.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Market Competition, Management Practices and Performances of SMEs in Burkina Faso

This study analyses the relationship between management practices and SMEs performances and the effect of the level of market competitiveness on upgrading management practices.

Research Project
1 Jun 2018

Political Behaviour and Private Enterprises' Growth in Burkina Faso

Based on primary data collected from private enterprises, we show that political connection is practiced in Burkina Faso’s public procurements.

Research Note
21 Nov 2016

Entrepreneurs Establishing Political Connection: Do They Finance Political Parties or Politicians?

Political connection is multiform, and each of its components may affect the enterprise in different ways. In this article, published in SAGE Open, Akouwerabu (2016) studied the advantages of two types of political connections with data from private enterprises.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2016

Impact of Business Climate Reforms on the Dynamics of Informality in Burkina Faso

This project examines the impact of business environment reforms in Burkina Faso on the transition to formality for SMEs. 

Research Project
20 Nov 2014

Political Behavior and Private Enterprises’ Growth in Burkina Faso

The researchers study the impact of corruption on incentives to innovate and private enterprise growth in an environment where bribery wins government contracts, leading to an inefficient market outcome.

Research Project
29 Jun 2014