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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.

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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.

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8 Jul 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.

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19 Jun 2015

Piloting an Internship Program for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

Can internship programmes provide young entrepreneurs with valuable experiential learning on successful management practices?

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15 Jun 2015

Turnover Taxes and Productivity: Evidence from a Brazilian Tax Reform

This study uses a Brazilian tax reform to analyse the production loss caused by turnover taxes, a type of tax common in developing countries that distorts transactions between firms.

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2 Jun 2015

Differentiation, Property Rights, and Performance Among Micro-entrepreneurs

In contexts where ownership as a mode of access to productive assets is limited, research shows that leasing has a strong positive impact on micro-entrepreneur performance and differentiation from competitors.

Research Note
10 Apr 2015

Barriers to Private-Sector Arbitrage in Kenyan Maize Markets

Limited access to capital, risk of unpredictable price fluctuations, and the availability of more profitable alternatives may limit traders’ willingness to arbitrage away seasonal price fluctuations in African agricultural markets.

Research Note
24 Feb 2015

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