The Productivity and Retention Effects of Soft Skills Training

Research Note
Published on 15 September 2016


In partnership with a large garment factory in India, this project designs and implements a randomized controlled trial to study the impact of a year-long, in-depth soft skills training programme aimed at empowering low-skilled female labourers. It shows that the programme had positive impacts on retention, attendance, productivity and promotion rates, with some of these impacts sustained long after the end of the programme.