Kenya

Can Informed Buyers Improve Goods Quality? Experimental Evidence from Crop Seeds

High-quality agricultural inputs play an important role in boosting agricultural productivity and supporting food security in low-income countries.

Research Note
20 Apr 2022

Information Frictions and Firms’ Trading Decisions: Evidence from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

This project will assess, through a randomised control trial, whether providing information about AfCFTA affects firms’ decisions to expand their international operations.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Money or Power? Financial Infrastructure and Optimal Policy

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 186 countries implemented direct cash transfers to households, and 181 introduced in-kind programs that lowered the cost of utilities such as electricity, water, transport, and mobile money.

Working Paper
15 Feb 2022

Monitoring in Small Firms: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Public Transit

This paper was initially published in 2018 under the title 'The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenya's Transit Industry'.

Working Paper
2 Jul 2021

Small business training to improve management practices in developing countries: re-assessing the evidence for ‘training doesn’t work’

Despite the popularity of business training among policy-makers, its use has faced increasing scepticism. Most of the first randomized experiments could not detect statistically significant impacts of training on firm profits or sales.

Journal Article
29 Jun 2021

Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries

Despite numerous journalistic accounts, systematic quantitative evidence on economic conditions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remains scarce for most low- and middle-income countries, partly due to limitations of official economic statistics in environments wit

Journal Article
5 Feb 2021

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