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Effects of Land Misallocation on Capital Allocations in India

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This working paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghani (2016) considers the possible misallocation of financial loans.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2015

Determinants of Microenterprise Performance in Nepal

Although the literature on entrepreneurship studies has contributed significantly in improving our insights regarding the factors determining the enterprise performance in a broader sense, there has been a little research concerning the factors determining the microen

Journal Article
1 Oct 2015

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector

This project develops and tests a fleet management system for Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system.

Research Note
28 Sep 2015

Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize their Firms and Access Financial Services

In contexts where formalization of firms and access to financial services is low, research shows that combining business registration with an information session at a bank including the offer of a business bank account leads to increased usage of financial services by entrepreneurs.

Research Note
10 Jul 2015

When Entrepreneurship Training Matters: Targeting Business Skills to Better Stimulate Firm Growth

Providing entrepreneurs with business skills to help them grow their firms is important. But one size does not fit all - can better targeting of training programmes achieve greater returns to policymakers' investments?

Research Note
10 Jul 2015

Conflict and Private Enterprise Activity in Low-Income Countries

Violent conflict has numerous negative effects on private entrepreneurial activity and, as a consequence, on economic development.

Research Note
10 Jul 2015

Tariff Reform and Product Market Integration in Developing Countries: The Case of Zambia

This project investigates the extent and determinants of intra-national product market integration using a price approach in the context of Zambia, a low-income and landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Note
8 Jul 2015

Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan

In this paper, Ciarli, Kofol, and Menon (2015) use a unique dataset that combines spatial detailed information on conflict events and on households' activity, to show a positive and significant correlation between violent conflict and entrepreneurship in Afghanistan.

Working Paper
25 Jun 2015

Direct and Indirect Impacts of Credit for SMEs

This randomized controlled trial in partnership with a development bank in the Philippines employs credit scoring for small and medium enterprise (SME) lending and measures the impact of credit on SME growth - both directly for firms receiving loans and indirectly for their competitors.

Research Note
19 Jun 2015

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