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Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Do customers discriminate between workers? This work returns to this long-standing question by asking what role customers play in gender-based discrimination in labour markets in low-income countries.

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22 Apr 2022

Can Informed Buyers Improve Goods Quality? Experimental Evidence from Crop Seeds

High-quality agricultural inputs play an important role in boosting agricultural productivity and supporting food security in low-income countries.

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20 Apr 2022

Micro-enterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Impact evaluation of business grants vs. unconditional cash transfer

How can unconditional cash transfers (UCT) be leveraged to boost household incomes beyond addressing short-term food insecurity in a prolonged humanitarian crisis setting?

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17 Nov 2021

The Microstructure of Corporate Bond Markets in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Africa

Using survey and interview data gathered from 13 countries in Africa, and bond issuance data from DataStream, this study reveals that corporate bond markets in Africa use reasonably modern trading infrastructure.

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29 Oct 2021

Dispute Resolution and Microenterprise Ownership in a 'Fragile' State: Evidence from Somalia

Can informal institutions facilitate enterprise growth through resolving business disputes in the contexts where formal mechanisms are near-complete failure?

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30 Jun 2021

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

As a result of this project the Ghanaian 2014 Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES) firm census microdata has been made publicly available through DataFirst, a microdata repository at the University of Cape Town.

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30 Jun 2021

Market Competition, Management Practices, and Performances of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Burkina Faso

This project highlights how improving managerial practices may foster the development of the private sector and how the economic environment may create incentives for better management among small and medium-sized enterprises in low-income countries.

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20 May 2021

Mechanising Agriculture: Impacts for Labour and Agricultural Productivity

The measurement of the returns to adoption of mechanised practices is of first order relevance to understanding the effect of policies directed towards capital intensification on overall productivity.

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18 May 2021

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing-based Microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In this pilot project, we demonstrate the exciting potential of online freelancing for improving the incomes of poor youth in rural Bangladesh.

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23 Apr 2021

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