Gender

Skills for Growth: Human Capital Deficits, Labour Market Frictions, and Firm-level Productivity in Developing Economies

This project aims to run a pilot study in Bangladesh measuring differences in frictions that firms encounter in hiring and retaining workers of various skills.

Research Project
7 Jun 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

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

This project investigates the effects of subsidised or free disposable menstrual pads on worker’s well-being, health, and productivity.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Demand-driven of Labour Law in Bangladesh

This project studies which are the effects of private actors enforcing labour standards in Bangladesh on local firms and workers.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Overcoming Constraints on Female Labour Force Entry

This project studies whether aspirational and soft touch job search skills interventions can contribute towards bridging the supply and demand side in promoting female employment in Pakistan.

Research Project
4 Jun 2018

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing based Micro-entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

This project considers an innovative new microfinance product, based on the principles of equity financing, in which promising potential entrepreneurs are provided with capital, training and mentorship to help them become online freelancers.

Research Project
18 Sep 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 Impact of Consumer-Side Discrimination on Firm Productivity in East Africa

This project uses a field experiment in Kenya to understand the effect of consumer-side discrimination on individual and aggregate-worker productivities.

Research Project
13 Sep 2017

The Impact of Business Linkages and Knowledge Spillovers on Manufacturing Growth

The project explores whether business can be encouraged to form horizontal linkages and collaborate on higher quality production through the offer of an opportunity to be part of a vertical linkage in Zambia.

Research Project
8 Sep 2017

A woman’s Place is in the Production Management? Cultural Constraints to Women’s Career Advancement and Firm Productivity in Bangladesh’s Garment Sector

Exploiting an on-going experiment, this project attempts to assess the role of cultural barriers within the household in hindering female’s career advancement and whether women taking up low-level managerial positions can reduce them.

Research Project
25 Apr 2017

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