Gender

The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

The first-ever impact evaluation of a randomized microfranchising intervention will investigate the “business in a box” model as a means to promote microenterpreneurship in Kenya.  

Research Project
1 Jun 2015

The Dynamics of Female Informal Enterprise Growth in Kenya and the Role of Reallocation in Returns to Business Training

By leveraging the ILO’s targeted business-training program for women called GET Ahead, this study will use a randomized control trial to help understand the dynamics of business growth of informal female-owned microenterprises in Kenya.

Research Project
1 Jun 2015

Understanding the Employment Preferences of Low-Skilled Labor in India

This project attempts to capture candidates’ backgrounds, career aspirations, and post-training decisions to help explain India’s vocational training field and pave the way for further investigation into the field of vocational training. 

Research Project
29 May 2015

Contractual Flexibility, Firm Growth, and Information Asymmetries in Microfinance: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (Stage Two)

A randomized pilot experiment of BRAC Microfinance’s new flexible loan contract provides information on credit take-up, the pool of borrowers, and the potential for moral hazard abatement among microfinance borrowers. 

Research Project
25 Feb 2015

Overcoming Information Barriers to Firms Hiring Young, Inexperienced Work-Seekers

As a lack of information on worker and jobseeker skills may contribute to low firm productivity, this study aims to directly measure the consequences of improving information to employers about potential workers through twin randomized controlled trials. 

Research Project
25 Feb 2015

Enterprise Responses to Redistribution in Kenya

High-frequency data collection on a randomized treatment of SMEs will allow the researchers to study enterprise dynamics after a redistributive shock in the form of a cash transfer in rural Kenya. 

Research Project
25 Feb 2015

An Internship Programme for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

By randomizing a piloted internship programme for young Ethiopians, the researchers are able to test whether experiential learning from the programme can improve future employment prospects of the interns. 

Research Project
3 Feb 2015

Kinship Taxation in the Lab and in the Field: Constraint to Microenterprise Growth?

By combining a lab-in-the-field approach and a randomised controlled trial, this study examines the pressure from family and friends to share income as a constraint to microenterprise growth. 

Research Project
19 Jan 2015

Profit Maximization among Micro-Entrepreneurs – A Lab-in-the-Field Approach

This project aims to quantify deviations from profit-maximizing behaviour and studying the relative importance of factors that influence profits in a consistent setting. 

Research Project
26 Nov 2014

Impact of Business Climate Reforms on the Dynamics of Informality in Burkina Faso

This project examines the impact of business environment reforms in Burkina Faso on the transition to formality for SMEs. 

Research Project
20 Nov 2014

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