Fragile and conflict-affected states

Product and Destination Shifting by Firms in International Trade: Evidence from Kenya’s Manufacturing Exporters

This project will develop an integrated firm transaction database for Kenyan firms in order to study firm productivity, entry and exit dynamics into international trade, and switching in product and destination space in response to a changing investment climate.

Research Project
21 Nov 2014

Quality Testing to Address a Market for Lemons in Pakistan

A pilot study using two milk quality-testing technologies investigates the potential existence of a lemons problem in the market for untreated milk in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as the impact of information interventions on both sides of the market. 

Research Project
20 Nov 2014

The Allocative Efficiency of Land and Energy in India

This project investigates the usage and allocation efficiency of land and energy within India by focusing on the manufacturing sector and developing data to quantify the issues relating to land allocation and energy supply.

Research Project
19 Nov 2014

Transitioning into the Formal - Women Entrepreneurs in the Informal Economy of Nepal

This project explores the extent to which women entrepreneurs in the informal economy in Nepal make the transition into the formal economy, focusing on the interaction of contextual factors (institutional, socio-spatial, and enterprise sector dynamics) and their personal characteristics.

Research Project
19 Nov 2014

What are the Barriers to Industrial Upgrading? Evidence from Pakistan

By studying the football and surgical goods industries of Pakistan, this project seeks to identify barriers to upgrading in manufacturing firms such as high costs of high-quality inputs and fixed costs of innovation. 

Research Project
5 Aug 2014

Learning and Productivity within Organizations: Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

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. 

Research Project
20 Jul 2014

Panel Dynamics of Private Enterprises in Myanmar

This project collects micro data on private enterprises in Myanmar in order to facilitate analysis of the dynamics of growth and private sector development. 

Research Project
6 Jul 2014

Characteristics of Entrepreneurs and Performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Post conflict State: Evidence from Chad

This study examines the relationship between the sociodemographic characteristics of entrepreneurs and the performance of Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSMEs) in Chad. 

Research Project
3 Jul 2014

Measuring Private Hospital Performance in Nepal: A Parametric Approach

This project assesses the impact of management practices on private hopsital efficiency and performance across Nepal.  

Research Project
30 Jun 2014

Why do Some Micro-entrepreneurs do Better than Others? The Role of Innovation in Marketing Practices in Driving Performance (Stage One)

Through a field experiment on micro food retailers in Cairo, the research team investigates the importance of innovation in marketing practices for scaling and improving businesses.

Research Project
25 Jun 2014

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