Gender

Dispute resolution and microenterprise growth in a 'fragile' state: Evidence from Somalia

This project examines the formal and informal institutions for dispute resolution used by microenterprises in Somalia, how access to them affects business outcomes and whether the provision of female-only saving and loan groups can redress gender imbalances in access to dispute resolution.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Supporting Microenterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Clan Network and Business Performance in Somalia

This projects seeks to understand the medium-term impacts of unconditional transfers on enterprise performance and how this varies by clan network.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Impact Evaluation of a Business Training and Awareness Campaign for the M-CADJU Service in Guinea-Bissau

This project explores an intervention to encourage the take-up of M-CADJU in Guinea-Bissau, a live-fair-price mobile phone information service that helps farmers maximise the price they receive for their produce.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

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

Electricity Reliability and Small Business Performance: Evidence from Pakistan

This project seeks to leverage an existing relationship with a large private utility company in Pakistan to rigorously evaluate the effects of energy quality on small business' outcomes.

Research Project
22 Nov 2018

Menstrual Health and Worker Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (Stage Two)

This project looks at the effect of providing free sanitary pads to female garment workers in Bangladesh on worker health, well-being, absenteeism and productivity.

Research Project
22 Nov 2018

Human Resource Management in Armed Organizations

This project exploits a relationship built by the researcher with a large scale armed organization to examine the causes of voluntary recruitment and the trajectories in the organization of individuals who joined as a response to different shocks.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

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

Knowledge Diffusion Among Small Firms: Linking Theory and Data in Kenya

This project takes aggregate models in which economic development is linked to knowledge diffusion, and proves theoretically that critical diffusion parameters can be identified with a properly designed RCT.

Research Project
19 Nov 2018

Childcare for Firm Growth

This project will study one potential explanation behind female owned enterprises showing lower returns than their male counterparts: lack of access to childcare services.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

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