Ethiopia

Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labour Markets

Can firms be encouraged to formalise their hiring process? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Ethiopia, through an RCT that addresses two of the main factors behind the lack of formality.

Research Project
20 Mar 2019

Industrial Zones and Domestic Firm Performance in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Vietnam

How do Special Economic Zones (SEZs) impact domestic firms' outcomes in low-income countries? This project aims to answer this question looking at the case of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

This project aims to provide some evidence on management in Ethiopia.

Research Project
6 Jun 2018

Latent Advantage, Complex Challenges: Industrial Policy and Chinese Linkages in Ethiopia's Leather Sector

Industrial policy is back on the African policy agenda, with a number of countries following new strategies for rapid industrialization. None have done so more eagerly than Ethiopia.

Journal Article
9 Oct 2017

Hawassa Industrial Park Community Impact Evaluation

The project seeks to further our understanding of the effects of industrialization initiatives on rural communities in developing countries.

Research Project
14 Sep 2017

The Impacts of Exchange Rate Movements on Prices and Trade across Sectors: Evidence from Ethiopian Firms

Movements of the Ethiopian Birr against the USD, the major currency of trade invoicing, matter more for prices and trade volumes than do movements of the Birr against trading partners’ currencies.

Research Note
14 Feb 2017

Who benefits from export-oriented industrial growth? The effects of industrial jobs versus informal entrepreneurship on workers

This survey aims to uncover who benefits from rapid industrialisation, and whether alternatives such as entrepreneurship offer better prospects for individuals.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Unreliable Logistics Services, Productivity and Trade Patterns

How does unreliability affect firms and industries? Exploring the impact of supply chain risk in Sub-Saharan Africa, this project shows how business actors confronted with unreliable supply chains specialize into producing less complex goods, as their production is less sensitive to disruptions.

Research Note
12 May 2016

All in the family? The effect of family firm successions on firm organization in Africa and Asia

By collecting new firm-level data from nine countries across Africa and Asia, this project evaluates the impact of the ownership and control structures of firms on their management practices and performance.

Research Project
28 Apr 2016

Piloting an Internship Program for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

Can internship programmes provide young entrepreneurs with valuable experiential learning on successful management practices?

Research Note
15 Jun 2015

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