Ghana

8 Geese Flying to Ghana? A Case Study of the Impact of Chinese Investments on Africa's Manufacturing Sector

China has significantly changed its engagement mode with Africa, shifting from trade of natural resources to investment in industrial sectors.

Journal Article
18 Mar 2019

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

This project focuses on releasing key data on Ghanaian firms into the public domain.

Research Project
19 Sep 2017

Do Apprentices Substitute for Paid Workers? Evidence from an Experiment with Ghanaian Microenterprises

This study conducts a two-stage randomized controlled trial involving a government-sponsored apprenticeship training program to examine the impacts of apprenticeship labour inputs on different firm outcomes. 

Research Project
18 Nov 2014

Virtual Social Networks and Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Countries: A Randomized Controlled Experiment in Ghana

This experiment investigates the potential of virtual social networks and access to technology in promoting innovative entrepreneurship in Low-Income Countries. 

Research Project
25 Jul 2014

Measuring the Unmeasured: Combining Technology and Survey Design to Filter Noise in Self-Reported Business Outcomes

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.  

Research Project
22 Jul 2014

Measuring the Competitiveness of Markets and predicting the impact of policy: A study of the West African Retail Tyre Market

This project aims to better understand productivity dispersion by developing a market-specific measure of the competitive pressure to innovate and exit, and also a comprehensive measure of productivity dispersion, in the retail tyre market in West Africa.

Research Project
20 Jul 2014

Trade Associations, Customary Social Networks, and Female Microentrepreneurs in Ghana

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. 

Research Project
5 Jul 2014

Making Forgotten Firm Data Available for Research in Ghana and Swaziland

This project endeavours to create a database of unused firm level micro-data collected by statistical agencies in Ghana and Swaziland, standardizing and digitizing existing data for use by the research community.

Research Project
28 Jun 2014
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