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Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses. In recent years, many African countries have established many of them.

Working Paper
9 Feb 2023

Mobile Money

With increasing access to mobile phones across the world, mobile money services have been growing in popularity, enabling users to deposit, transfer, and withdraw funds from a digital account without owning a bank account.

VoxDevLit
9 Feb 2023

Matching with the Right Attitude: the Effect of Matching Firms with Refugee Workers

How to integrate disadvantaged workers such as immigrants and refugees into host-country labor markets is a pressing global question.

Working Paper
3 Feb 2023

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Transformation in Africa

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is considered by policymakers as an important driver of local economic development. For example, foreign investors may establish supply chain linkages with domestic firms, enhancing their productive capacities (e.g.

Research Note
31 Jan 2023

The collusion trap: Theory with evidence from informal markets in Lagos, Nigeria

Informal actors often compete with formal or regulated ones. Regulated actors therefore can be natural allies in government attempts to enforce laws and regulations. Yet they often are not.

Journal Article
31 Jan 2023

Chinese Imports and Industrialization in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia

The rise of China in the global economy has been linked with negative impacts on employment across many high and middle-income countries. However, evidence for African countries is limited.

Working Paper
25 Jan 2023

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Transformation in Africa

This paper analyzes the relationship between inward FDI and structural transformation of local labour markets in Africa.

Working Paper
23 Jan 2023

The experience of small firm owners in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic: A gender-based analysis

We document differences in the experiences of firms and firm owners by gender during the early COVID-19 crisis in Ghana. Female-owned firms are more likely to close during the Spring of 2020, but equally likely to be open by July 2020.

C-19 Note
11 Jan 2023

Informality

Most low- and middle-income countries are characterised by a large informal sector, which implies that a substantial fraction of economic activity in these countries is completely unregulated.

VoxDevLit
11 Jan 2023

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