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Green Microfinance Strategy for Entrepreneurial Transformation: Supporting Growth and Responding to Climate Change

As some environmental production processes can improve a firm's efficiency, this study examines the impact of training a sample of Bangladeshi firms in green production methods on both ecological benefits and economic profitability.

Research Project
2 Jul 2014

Micro-enterprise Development as a Poverty Reduction Strategy in Nepal: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Factors Determining Micro-enterprise Performance

By analysing data collected on micro-firms created or supported by the Nepali government, the researcher examines the determinants of micro-enterprise performance in Nepal. 

Research Project
1 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

Political Behavior and Private Enterprises’ Growth in Burkina Faso

The researchers study the impact of corruption on incentives to innovate and private enterprise growth in an environment where bribery wins government contracts, leading to an inefficient market outcome.

Research Project
29 Jun 2014

Making Forgotten Firm Data Available for Research in Ghana and Swaziland

This project aims to bring micro-data collected by statistical agencies in Ghana and Swaziland into the research domain, to standardise the data series over time and to provide supporting documentation to allow for the use of this data by the broader research community.

Research Project
28 Jun 2014

The Productivity and Retention Effects of Soft Skills Training

This is a randomized impact evaluation of soft skills training on female worker attrition and productivity, as well as on firm revenue, profits, and productivity in the Indian garment sector.

Research Project
27 Jun 2014

How Does Energy-Efficiency Pass-Through to Product Markets? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms

By hiring traders to make credible output bids to treatment and control firms, the researchers are able to collect accurate price data that allows them to test whether newly more energy-efficient firms reduce output prices.

Research Project
26 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

Taxes, Vertical Integration and Productivity: Evidence from Brazilian Fiscal Reforms

Exploiting a set of tax reforms in Brazil, the author examines the impact of taxes levied at every stage of production on a firm's decision to integrate vertically, its investment, and its productivity.

Research Project
24 Jun 2014

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