Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: A market-level randomized experiment in Kenya

Research Note
Published on 31 August 2018


This study measures the impact of a business training program for women in Kenya, finding that training increases the profits, sales, mental health, and subjective well-being of women. Moreover, this growth comes without significant negative spillovers on other women operating in the same markets, so that overall market size grows.


David McKenzie

World Bank

Susana Puerto

International labor Organization